Pittsburgh Steelers: Keys To Beating the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4

October 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Here's what I think the Steelers need to do tomorrow to reach the 4-0 mark.
Contain Ray Rice

Earlier in the week, the Ravens thought they had lost Rice to a severe knee injury. Luckily for them, it was only a knee contusion. He will dress and see the field tomorrow. What the Steelers need to look for is Rice coming out of the backfield to catch passes. Last year he led the Ravens in catches (78).

One of the cardinal rules in the NFL is: Don't run the ball on the Pittsburgh defense, unless you're the Jacksonville Jaguars. I know Rice was effective on the ground against Pittsburgh last year, but that is very hard to repeat. I don't expect the Ravens to come into Heinz Field tomorrow with a steady diet of running plays, but rather to keep playing with all the new toys they have in the passing game.

Everyone remembers the fourth-down play last year in Baltimore, when James Farrior showed his age while covering Rice out of the...

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