The Ravens-Steelers rivalry will be renewed this Sunday at Heinz Field and Pittsburgh won’t be the favorite at home.
This is the first time that the Steelers will be an underdog to the Ravens at Heinz Field while Ben Roethlisberger is playing.
Baltimore is listed as a 3.5 point favorite, per Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com
This should come as a surprise to no one. The Ravens come into this matchup at 8-3, which is good for first in the AFC North, while the Steelers are 5-5-1, which is good for third.
Pittsburgh also hasn’t won in three weeks and a lot of that has to do with the defense. It has badly regressed as the unit has given up 82 points the last two weeks (41 each to the Chargers and Bengals).
It’s a far cry from what everyone had seen from the unit prior to this slide.
It’s going to be even harder for Pittsburgh to win this one without T.J. Watt as well. The star pass rusher was placed on the COVID list on Monday due to a likely positive test.
Kickoff will be at 4:25 p.m. ET as the Steelers look to turn their season around.