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5 stats that stand out ahead of the Ravens' game in Pittsburgh

5 stats that stand out ahead of the Ravens' game in Pittsburgh

Each week, Baltimore Sun reporter Jon Meoli picks five stats that stand out for the Ravens.

  • 5: Not including end-of-half and end-of-game drives, the Ravens defense has gotten off the field without allowing a first down five times. They've done so just once in each of the past two games, and have the 30th-ranked third-down defense in the NFL, with opponents converting on 53.2 percent of third downs. The Steelers boast the league's third-best third-down offense with a 51.4 percent conversion rate, though that has much more to do with injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's big-play ability. Keeping the drives short Thursday in Pittsburgh will be...
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