The Ravens host the Steelers Sunday at 1 p.m. with first place in the AFC North on the line. Here's how we see the rivalry game playing out...
Edward Lee, Ravens reporter (5-2 picking Ravens games)
Steelers 24, Ravens 19
The return of a healthy offensive line will help Joe Flacco & Co. move the ball, but red-zone issues will force the offense to settle for field goals. On the flipside, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown will find the end zone to power Pittsburgh to a two-game lead over the Ravens.
Mark Selig, Ravens editor (5-2)
Ravens 23, Steelers 21
If the Ravens don't play well -- coming off a bye and a four-game losing streak, and coming into a home game with their rivals -- we can completely write them off. The Steelers won't be as urgent for a big performance. They can give up this game and remain in fine position to take a weak AFC North division once Roethlisberger is fully healthy. Still, it comes down to more than just "Who wants it more?" The Steelers are a bit overrated because of their fantasy football value and because they can hit such a high ceiling at times. The Ravens will suppress that offense a bit and establish some offensive rhythm themselves, against a Steelers defense that has allowed big rushing performances in their its two games.
Childs Walker, reporter (4-3)
Ravens 23, Steelers 20
This is a tough game to pick because we can't be sure of Ben Roethlisberger's status. But this will be the healthiest version of the Ravens we've seen in at least a month, and this is their best (maybe last) chance to breathe life into their season.
Jeff Zrebiec, Ravens reporter (4-3)
Steelers 24, Ravens 23
The bet here is the Ravens' offense shows some signs of life and the team plays its best all-around game this season. The Steelers have that effect on the Ravens. However, it still won't be enough because Pittsburgh is loaded with playmakers and the Ravens suddenly can't stop giving up big plays.
Jen Badie, editor (3-4)
Steelers 28, Ravens 20
Even though the Ravens are getting back many of their injured players this week, it also looks likely that Ben Roethlisberger will play. The Ravens did manage to beat the Steelers twice last year, but with offensive weapons like Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell, the Steelers should come out of Baltimore still holding onto first place.
Mike Preston, Ravens columnist (3-4)
Pittsburgh 21, Ravens 17
Regardless if quarterback Ben Roethlisberger plays or not, the Steelers have too much firepower on offense for the Ravens. If the Ravens can run the ball, they could slow the Steelers down, but the Ravens have been inconsistent in that phase of the game all year. If the Ravens won this game, it would not be a surprise because the Ravens usually play well against Pittsburgh. But overall, the Steelers have a better team and it will show in this game.
Peter Schmuck, columnist (3-4)
Steelers 30, Ravens 20
If Jay Cutler can come off an injury and beat up a great Vikings defense, Ben Roethlisberger can probably have his way with the Ravens secondary. Now, if he doesn't play, then the bye-week refreshed Ravens probably win.