The AFC North’s biggest rivalry reignites on Sunday — and one team will leave the gridiron on a losing streak. Both the Ravens and Steelers are coming off surprising defeats in Week 3, leaving them knotted at the top of the division at 2-1. Their Week 4 showdown kicks off at 1 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on CBS (live stream).
The Steelers couldn’t find a way to stop Chicago’s rushing attack, allowing Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen to run for 218 yards on just 35 carries in an overtime loss. That was embarrassing, but it couldn’t hold a candle to the Ravens’ overseas egg-laying. Baltimore suffered one of the worst beatings in franchise history when Jacksonville scored the game’s first 44 points in a 44-7 stomping in London. Joe Flacco completed just eight of his 18 passes in a game he’ll have to quickly forget in order to tame the Pittsburgh defense.
Time, TV channel, and streaming info
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- Location: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md.
- TV: CBS
- Streaming: CBS All Access
Steelers at Ravens news:
- All eyes will be on the Steelers — and left tackle Alejandro Villanueva — when the national anthem plays Sunday.
“I made Coach Tomlin look bad, and that is my fault and my fault only,” Villanueva said. “I made my teammates look bad, and that is my fault and my fault only.”
“Every single time I see that picture of me standing by myself, I feel embarrassed,”
It took about 22 minutes of regulation clock before the Ravens quarterback finally threw a pass that was caught. The problem is that it was Bouye who pulled it in for an interception. Four minutes later — with about four minutes left in the half — he finally completed a pass to his own team.
In a game where the Ravens offense struggled to pick up first-downs, Collins picked up three himself. However, six of his nine carries came in the fourth quarter when the game was well out of reach for Baltimore. Nevertheless, he has still been extremely impressive in his limited role.
As I was listening, it was status quo for No. 7, then he said what I never thought I would hear him say: “maybe trying to force it to AB.”
Of course, AB is Antonio Brown, and any quarterback who doesn’t look his way first would be clinically insane, but Roethlisberger’s connection with Brown has almost turned into an over focus on No. 84 when he is going out for a pass.
Can Flacco and the Ravens rebound after getting smoked by the Jaguars?
Ravens-Jaguars was a brutalizing. Flacco, handily outplayed by Blake Bortles, found himself benched at the tail end of a blowout in favor of Ryan Mallett. His quarterback rating of 12.0 was by far the lowest of his career, launching a new wave of “Is Joe Flacco elite?” jokes.
Of course, he wasn’t the only traditionally solid piece of the franchise to look entirely lost. The Ravens defense had allowed just 10 total points in its first two games before being ignited by Bortles and a Jacksonville team that ranked No. 25 in scoring offense last fall. This wasn’t just an upset loss — it was the kind of shellacking that can make you reconsider season-long expectations.
Steelers at Ravens prediction:
Five of our eight NFL experts think the Steelers will pick up the victory, but OddsShark’s computer agreed with the other three and chose Baltimore.