NFL Tuesday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens Prediction and Analysis

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November 30, 2020 6:30 am

What a season it’s turning out to be for the Pittsburgh Steelers and their massive fanbase. The AFC North big boys sit at the summit of their division and remain unbeaten heading into Week 12.

They remain unbeaten heading into this weekend’s game, having already beaten Baltimore Ravens once earlier this season.

It’s definitely been a ‘reality-check’ kind of season for Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. They trail the Steelers in the AFC North title race and will look to improve upon their 6-4 record this weekend.

Here’s a detailed look at both teams, along with injury updates and Week 12 Game Day predictions.

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The Ben Roethlisberger-led Pittsburgh Steelers keen to maintain winning run

Tempers will be flaring in the Pittsburgh Steelers dressing room after their Thanksgiving Primetime clash was moved to Tuesday night. The AFC North leaders are eager to extend their 10-game winning streak.

However, they will need their regular performers Juju Smith-Schuster, Chase Claypool, Eric Ebron, and star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, to come through this weekend.

With RB James Conner on the COVID-19/IR list, coach Tomlin will look to Benny Snell for some inspiration in that department. It will not be easy to win this game without a strong defensive performance against the Ravens.

Coach Mike Tomlin will use all the pent-up frustration from earlier this week to churn out a convincing result in Week 12.

Baltimore Ravens are playing without Lamar Jackson on Sunday

Head Coach John Harbaugh will expectedly be a bit disappointed with how the 2020 NFL season has turned out thus far. The Ravens have been dominant against average teams this season, but have failed to win games against top-level opponents.

Reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson has been subjected to criticism for the same reason. But he will not be part of Tuesday’s matchday squad having been moved to the COVID-19/IR list as of Friday.

In his absence, Robert Griffin III is expected to start against the Steelers. The youngster will need some help from his supporting cast Mark Andrews, Mark Ingram Jr., and Willie Snead if the Ravens want to pull off an upset against arguably the ‘best’ team in the league.

The return of NFL veteran Dez Bryant could also spark an upturn in form for the struggling AFC North franchise.

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NFL Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens Injury Updates

Pittsburgh – Out

RB Jaylen Samuels – Quadriceps

Questionable

CB Joe Haden – Knee

Baltimore – Questionable

TE Mark Andrews – Thigh

OLB Matthew Judon – Ankle

G Tyre Phillips – Ankle

CB Jimmy Smith – Ankle/Back

TE Luke Willson – Illness

DE Derek Wolfe – Illness

Steelers vs Ravens Prediction

Pittsburgh Steelers 33 – 20 Baltimore Ravens

Oct 11, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) throws during the second half Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens are currently on a 6-4 record heading into this Week 12 clash at the Heinz Field. We don’t expect that to change this weekend. The Steelers remain motivated under the enigmatic Head Coach Mike Tomlin.

The events from earlier this week will only motivate them to work harder as they aim to make the Playoffs. Can Big Ben guide the Steelers to a Super Bowl win in 2020? We’ll have to wait and find out.

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