RAVENS (4-10) VS. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (9-5), SUNDAY, 1 p.m., CBS
Sports Content Editor
Prediction: Steelers 31, Ravens, 14
Comment: Normally, the Ravens and their fans would be eagerly awaiting this late-season rivalry game. Big Ben, who is 6-3 in games he’s started this season, is probably salivating at the thought of playing Sunday in Baltimore as the Steelers look to secure a wild-card spot.
Ravens Beat Writer
Prediction: Steelers 34, Ravens 14
Comment: Different week, same story. The Ravens hang tough and play proud at home, but three big swing plays turn the game in Pittsburgh’s favor. Antonio Brown will have a day.
Prediction: Steelers 30, Ravens 14
Comment: Unless Santa Claus delivers a post-Christmas miracle, the Ravens have no chance in this game. In fact, this game could be very ugly if quarterback Ben Roethlisberger heats up early.
Prediction: Steelers 41, Ravens 17
Comment: Blowouts in this series are rare, but if there were ever a time for one, it’s now. The Ravens are beat up on offense and the Steelers aren’t, unlike that first meeting this season in Pittsburgh that, really, the Ravens were lucky to win.
Prediction: Steelers 34, Ravens 16
Comment: The Steelers — like the Seahawks and Chiefs the past two weeks — are on a roll, so don't expect a different outcome this time. They like beating the Ravens and won't be inclined to feel sorry for them with a wild-card berth within reach.
Prediction: Steelers 38, Ravens 16
Comment: The Steelers are rolling and looking to wrap up a playoff spot. It’s just hard to imagine the Ravens going score for score with Ben Roethlisberger and Co. Even a close game would be a surprise in this chapter of the NFL’s best rivalry.
Ravens Beat Writer
Prediction: Steelers 35, Ravens 10
Comment: With the way their offense is playing, the Steelers might be the most dangerous team in the AFC right now. This is a rivalry game, but it's a huge mismatch any way you look at it.
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