Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens prediction & preview 25.12.16
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The Baltimore Ravens face the Pittsburgh Steelers in the action for the AFC North appellation on Sunday, alpha time at 4:30 PM ET, at Heinz Field.
The Ravens charge to win to be in the playoffs for a wildcard is not an advantage at all because of their record. The Baltimore Ravens (8-6) accept won three of their endure four games, including a 27-26 win over the Philadelphia Eagles endure week. Joe Flacco completed 16 of 30 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns adjoin an interception. On the ground, Terrance West rushed for 77 yards in 13 carries while Michael Campanaro added 39 yards in an attempt. In the accepting end, Mike Wallace acquaint 60 yards in two receptions while Terrance West added 45 yards in four catches. Steve Smith Sr had 40 yards and a touchdown.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5) won’t acquisition the AFC North acme sitting beneath their Christmas trees, but they can win one of their a lot of admired ability if they administer to exhausted the battling Baltimore Ravens (8-6) in Anniversary 16 Sunday night at Heinz Field.
Owning a one-game advance in the analysis with two contests remaining, Pittsburgh can even up the analysis alternation with Baltimore afterwards Anniversary 9’s 21-14 black alley loss, abjure the Ravens a attempt at the analysis and forward them aback to AFC’s Wild Card race.
Baltimore’s currently the “last aggregation out” at the No. 7 spot, one bold abaft Miami (9-5) and two aback from Kansas City (10-4). But a achievement on the Steelers home turf, area they airtight a two-game accident band endure year abaft article Justin Tucker’s 42-yard acreage ambition in adjustment to tie and 52-yard bomb to win 23-20 in overtime, would put the Ravens at 5-0 in the analysis and let them exhausted the AFC North lead.
The Steelers connected their acceptable band to 5 amateur endure anniversary acknowledgment to article Chris Boswell’s six acreage goals to exhausted Cincinnati 24-20 on the road. Ben Roethlisberger accursed off his 26th touchdown canyon of the analysis and active aback Le’Veon Bell tallied 93 hasty yards off 23 attempts, allowance Pittsburgh affirmation a fourth beeline alley achievement and accumulate up with New England for the league’s accepted longest acceptable streak.
The Steelers aegis came up huge, as they connected to get off the acreage on 3rd downs in the 2nd half.
Look for them to put a lot of burden on Flacco actuality on Sunday, as he’s been disturbing if it comes to accepting hit. The Steelers accept accustomed up just 19.8 credibility per bold this season, which comes acknowledgment in ample allotment to the burden they can get in opposing backfields.
Pittsburgh enters play 4-2 SU and 4-2 ATS at home this season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers arena bold is averaging 111.7 yards per contest, and Bell leads the way with 1,146 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is acceptance 19.7 credibility and 334.1 yards per game. Lawrence Timmons leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 98 tackles, James Harrison has 5 sacks and Artie Burns has three interceptions.
The Ravens are 0-5 ATS in their endure 5 alley amateur and 7-0 ATS in their endure 7 vs. AFC North. The Steelers are 15-7-2 ATS vs. a aggregation with a acceptable almanac and 5-0 ATS in their endure 5 amateur overall. The Ravens are 3-0-1 ATS in their endure 4 affairs and the home aggregation is 4-1-1 ATS in their endure 6 meetings.