The Steelers have shown that it doesn't matter who is under center.Â They are 3-0 with both Dennis Dixon and Charlie Batch at quarterback.Â The Ravens are coming off a close win against the Browns.Â According to ESPN, the Ravens gave up 144 yards on the ground last week against the Browns. The Ravens will need to play better defensively to win this game.
Keys for the Ravens to win:
The Ravens will need Ray Rice to be productive on the ground.Â This will be a very defensive game that could be decided by a field goal.Â Quarterback Joe Flacco could struggle against this tough Pittsburgh defense.Â With QB Ben Roethlisberger returning to the Steelers soon, the Ravens will need to win now while they can. Defensively, they will need to slow running back Rashard Mendenhall.
Keys for the Steelers to win:
The Steelers will need to create turnovers on defense.Â In front of their home crowd, they may have a slight advantage over the Ravens.Â Quarterback Charlie Batch
is somewhat inexperienced and could have trouble against this Ravens defense.Â The Steelers may need to utilize the ground game in order to win this game.
Prediction: Pittsburgh barely slides by the Ravens.Â Overall, the home field advantage could make all the difference.Â Predicted Score: PIT 16 - BAL 13