On Sunday afternoon, the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers stakes its unblemished record against the venomous Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field.
The Steelers have proved their skeptics wrong with a 3-0 record in their first three tough opponents in their regular season schedule. They have overcome the suspension of QB Tom Roethlisberger plus the injuries in their 2nd and 3rd string quarterback. Longtime fill-in QB Charlie Batch played extremely well in their last match against the Buccaneers. However, the Steelers' defense is the main reason that they have emerged unscathed in their first three games.
The Steelers may have not a high powered offense but the quality and consistent productions of WRs Mike Wallace, Hines Ward and RB Rashard Mendenhall is enough to push the team to a victory as long as put on the clamps on their opponents' offense.
Speaking of defense, the Baltimore Ravens are 1st overall in limiting their opponent's passing game at 116.7 yards per game. This could be a sign for concern for Steelers' coach Mike Tomlin. If the Ravens have their top-rated defense on Sunday, then expect the Steelers for a hard and highly physical game.
The football handicappers have installed the Pittsburgh Steelers as a slim 1.5-point favorite to beat the Baltimore Ravens. On game day, this match could be to close to call. A turnover may prove costly; every yard gained could be a factor to decide the outcome of this match.