The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens in an important divisional matchup on Sunday at Heinz Field. The Steelers are on a four-game winning streak and have pulled to within one game of the Ravens for first place. This Week 11 tilt will be the first of two meeting within three weeks between these two clubs that may decide who claims the AFC North title and a first-round bye.
The Ravens have not been the same dominating force on defense as year's past, with the team has been marred by injuries. Baltimore ranks 27th in the NFL in yards per game allowed. The Ravens have actually been saved on offense, where they rank 13th in total yards.
The Steelers rank first in the league in total defense and 16h in total offense. So, despite their overall record, Pittsburgh may be the heavy favorites in this game. Pittsburgh will be hurt if quarterback Ben Roethlisberger can't go or is ineffective. Roethlisberger is battling a dislocated rib and injured shoulder. Pittsburgh should have running back Rashard Mendenhall, who has missed most of the year.
Game time is set for 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC.