Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens: Week 2 Game Preview

September 10, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After losing to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1, the Baltimore Ravens are facing a must-win scenario in Week 2 when the Pittsburgh Steelers come to town.
The two AFC North rivals will square off on CBS' Thursday Night Football, and Baltimore needs to win to avoid an 0-2 start to their season. 
According to Vinnie Iyer of SportingNews.com, since the NFL went to 12 playoff teams in 1990, only 23 of 196 teams that started 0-2 (11.7 percent) made it to the playoffs that same season.
Not only would a loss to Pittsburgh mean an 0-2 overall record, but an 0-2 mark in divisional games as well. That would put the Ravens in an early hole in terms of winning the division, something they did in both the 2011 and 2012 seasons and hoped to do again in 2014. 
Thursday's showdown with Pittsburgh will be a very competitive game that will likely be decided in the fourth quarter. Here is my preview of the game. 
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