Re: Prediction Thread - Ravens @ Steelers
It really has to. A win would really make things a LOT easier on us. I still think the division is our to lose now with Ben out an extended period of time, but we really would do well to win this game.
Originally Posted by Lee Van Cleef
That said, it isn't going to be some cakewalk. We still are going up against a very good defense(which I do think we can exploit in some areas). They thrive on pressuring the QB, and we are ineffective when Joe is laying on his back much of the game, just like any other team. We cannot be sloppy, and we cannot turn the ball over.
I expect a hard fought win, but would not be surprised in the least to see a loss either. I feel like this is a toss up, even without Ben, with the Ravens having only a slight advantage. I really hope that if we do lose, the board doesn't go into meltdown mode. This isn't some "gimme" game, and neither are the following two weeks.
Just take solace in knowing that the playoffs are already a virtual lock given the state of the AFC