Sunday December 14, 2008
4:15 PM EST
This is definitely a battle of the defenses and whose defense is going to make the big play to propel their team to a win. The last time these two teams met the Steelers had the big play with Woodley returning a fumble for a TD. Both teams have stellar defenses and lack luster offenses, however, the Ravens might have a slight edge with their offense because they have the 3rd ranked rushing offense in the league and the Steelers are in the low to mid 20's statistically for their offense.
The Ravens have been relying on rookie QB Flacco. He is reminiscent of Big Ben in 2004 where he just managed the game and didn't turn the ball over and make mistakes to cost his team victories. For the Ravens to win this game they will have to rely on their running game as they have done all year.
Pittsburgh needs to take a good look in the mirror! Yes, the defense is awesome but that all that can be said about the Steelers. If the offense can come around and start to make some plays and move the ball with some consistency then the team as a whole would be awesome! Right now though they can't really pass it, and they can't run it! Not sure if it's the running backs and quarterback or maybe the offensive line or maybe a combination of both! It's really hard to say but something needs to change because even though the defense is as good as they are they are bound to have a bad game where the offense is going to need to step up and win a game... maybe this will be the one!
For the Steelers to leave Baltimore with another win in the win column they need to do the following:
- Force Flacco to air it out.
- Stop the Ravens run attack.
- Need to show offensively that they can score against a really good defense!
Join us this Sunday afternoon as we talk about the game and cheer our Steelers to a victory!