I'm Matt Williamson with yard barker here to talk about a big Thanksgiving game.
The Baltimore Ravens coming to Pittsburgh to take on the undefeated Steelers as it sits.
The Ravens air currently on the outside, looking in at the A F C playoffs after dropping their last two games.
And the Ravens were very little in the way of preparation on a Super short week, heading to Pittsburgh with Mark Ingram and J. K.
Dobbins and maybe others.
At this point, I don't line up with the Covic situation, and and we know that Thursday road teams really only get one practice to begin with, so that's gonna be a challenge.
The Steelers have a four game lead now over Baltimore and won the first head to head matchup between these teams.
Pittsburgh's plus 1 24 point differential is the best in football by a pretty wide margin, but we must address the fact that they faced they quite easy.
Slate of opponents still undefeated um, Steelers plus 12 turnover differential is the best in football, and they have caused a whopping 21 turnovers this year and the Mark Jackson's been throwing his share interceptions for sure Baltimore really needs a wide receiver to step up.
They just don't have a reliable route runner that can beat man coverage right now.
That's gonna be a big off season to do things for them.
Uh, the last time these teams met, Baltimore ran all over the Steelers.
But overall, Pittsburgh's run defense has been as good as just about any defense in the league.
Only the Browns run the ball at a higher percentage of their plays in Baltimore. That's not surprising.
Pittsburgh's defensive front has a big advantage in this game, though, and the brave INS offensive line isn't close to where it was last year.
8 sacks per game, is easily the most in the NFL, and they're only one of two teams that allow less than five yards per play on defense.
Both these teams, on average, possess the football Mawr than their opponents.
But only two teams in the league are better than Pittsburgh in this regard.
Surprisingly, Pittsburgh's offense ranks just 23rd in the league, though in yards per play, the Steelers biggest weakness is probably their run game and the averages 3.
9 yards per carry, which is pretty well below average.
But they're short controlled.
Passing game has been very successful, and they have an outstanding group of young receivers.
Ben Roethlisberger is really finding the matchups to his liking as well.
Pittsburgh allows the fewest sacks per game in the league.
Um, note that really shocked me was it was.
Baltimore's red zone defense has been terrible this year.
Um, in terms of average starting field position on Lee, the Saints and Dolphins are better than been both than both these two teams.
And as usual, Baltimore excels on special teams.
It sure helps is, Well, um, all these stats and ****ysis are great, but this is a big time rivalry gain that always goes down to the wire.
Plus, the Ravens are really strong organization.
That air desperate.
I mean, they're wounded.
There are very dangerous animal backed into a corner right now.
This undoubtedly will be a slugfest.
So we're going with wire.
I just think the Steelers in a better place of these two teams right now and prevail in the end, 23 to 20.
I am Matt Williamson with yard barker