The Baltimore Sun staff picks

Each week, Sun columnists and NFL reporters will pick NFL games (not against the spread).

Jamison Hensley
Ravens writer
Steelers, 23-13
The Ravens are too banged up for this heavyweight fight.

David Steele
Sports columnist
Ravens, 20-17
Since the two near-misses against Pittsburgh, the Ravens have improved on both sides of the ball. And this time, destiny and luck will be on their side.

Edward Lee
Ravens writer
Steelers, 24-17
Kerry Collins gave the Steelers a blueprint on how to make yards against the Ravens' defense.

Peter Schmuck
Sports columnist
Ravens, 16-13
This comes down to karma. The Steelers got the last break in each of the two regular-season games. The Ravens are due for a little celestial payback.

Ken Murray
NFL writer
Steelers, 24-20
The Steelers made Joe Flacco look like a rookie last time out.

Mike Preston
Sports columnist
Ravens, 14-10
Logic suggests a Steelers victory, but there has been nothing logical about the 2008 season.

Rick Maese
Sports columnist
Ravens, 19-13
The Ravens have won two playoff games and still haven't played as full a game on both sides of the ball as they are capable of.