Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Steelers--Ravens: Thanksgiving Day Preview

Steelers @ Baltimore
Thursday, November 28, 2013 8:30 p.m. ET

Steelers and Ravens are both  looking to get their sixth win of the season. The good news for the Steelers? The team is finally playing playoff football. Roethlisberger has 6 TD's in the last two games with no interceptions completing 63.3% of his passes. And while the Steelers are still ranked 30th in rushing in the league, Le'Veon Bell is finally racking up some yardage (80 against Cleveland last Sunday). In addition, the Steelers have won their last three games including five of their last seven. LeBeau's defense has 10 sacks over the last three games while the secondary has forced 7 turnovers. The 0-4 start now appears to be a distant memory.

The Steelers have also been able to remain in the hunt with key players out with injuries throughout the season including C Pouncey,  LB Woodley (still doubtful),  TE David Johnson, LB Larry Foote and E Brett Keisel (who might return tomorrow).

The bad news? The Ravens are 4-1 at home with their defense allowing just under 11 points per game. Nevertheless, there remains some good news for Steelers. They've won their last three trips to Baltimore, and the Ravens' offense is ranked 31st in the league averaging only 4.5 yards per play.

Perhaps S Will Allen said it best: "We're getting on a roll at the right time.", Fox Sports, NY Post, USA Today