With the loss of Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to a shoulder injury, their chance of winning seems to be slimming down in terms of statistics.
Most sports betting places currently have the Baltimore Ravens as -2.5 favorites; you can actually bet on this game or other NFL football games. This goes to show how important Roethlisberger is to his team. We all saw what happened last weekend against the Chiefs. The Steelers sans Ben are not much of a threat to defenses.
And against a more aggressive and high-powered offense like the Ravens, the Steelers defense will have a much harder time then they did against Matt Cassel and his squad.
Still, look for a close match-up as the playing field will be at Heinz Stadium and since this always ends up being a physical game.
Prediction: Ravens win, 24-14.