Staff Predictions Week 13: Ravens vs Steelers


Offensive MVP:

Picks By Player Pick Stat Prediction Comments
Gene Winner Anquan Boldin 5 catches, 100 yds receiving, 2 TDs Boldin has been a little quiet lately, but with Houshmandzadeh in the mix… it will open things up for ‘Quan.’
Conoon Kim Anquan Boldin 6 catches, 114 yds receiving, 1 TD It’s Boldin’s turn. He was pivotal in beating the Steelers earlier this year, and he will be once again in this game.
Bart Raeke Billy Cundiff 4 field goals, long of 47 Cundiff will see a lot of time as drives on both sides peter out in and around the red zone.
Alex Bishop Billy Cundiff 4 touch-backs, 3/3 field goals He may not qualify as an offensive player, but there is no special teams category. I see Cundiff being a big difference maker.

Defensive MVP:

Picks By Player Pick Stat Prediction Comments
Gene Winner Haloti Ngata 7 tackles, 2 sacks Look for an encore performance against the Steelers battered O-line.
Conoon Kim Ed Reed 2 tackles, 1 INT It’s about time Reed gets another pick, and who better to pick off then Big Ben— it will come at a crucial moment.
Bart Raeke Ed Reed 5 tackles, 1 INT Until he lays a complete egg, I don’t want to bet against him.
Alex Bishop Josh Wilson 4 tackles, 1 INT Big Ben will throw a pick. I just know it. And Reed won’t get the pick this time.

Final Game Score:

Picks By Who wins? Game Score Comments
Gene Winner Baltimore Ravens 20 – 17 Always a close match-up when these two rivals play.
Conoon Kim Baltimore Ravens 21 – 14 Oh how long I’ve waited for a sweep on the Squeelers. On Sunday, that wait ends.
Bart Raeke Pittsburgh Steelers 22 – 19 I know I’ll catch a lot of flak for going with the Steelers at home, but I simply have a bad feeling.  I’ll gladly eat crow.
Alex Bishop Baltimore Ravens 23 – 17 Best rival in football. Enough said. Ravens win the series this year.

This week’s staff prediction contributors are Gene Winner, Conoon Kim, Bart Raeke, and Alex Bishop. Check out our staff page to see who we are.