Steelers-Ravens rivalry renewed with duel for 1st place
PITTSBURGH (4-3) at BALTIMORE (3-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Ravens by 2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Pittsburgh 4-3, Baltimore 2-4-1
SERIES RECORD - Pittsburgh leads 24-20
LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Steelers, 20-17, Dec. 27, 2015
LAST WEEK - Steelers bye, lost to Patriots 27-16 on Oct. 23 Ravens bye, lost to Jets 24-16 on Oct. 23
AP PRO32 RANKING - Steelers No. 11, Ravens No. 24
STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (21), PASS (8).
STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (16), PASS (26).
RAVENS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (26), PASS (18).
RAVENS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (4), PASS (6).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Duel for first place in AFC North. ... Ravens swept Steelers last year and have won three straight, including 2014 wild-card game, in contentious rivalry. ... WR Mike Wallace, who played four seasons in Pittsburgh, faces Steelers for first time as member of Ravens. ... Steelers have lost two straight after 4-1 start; Ravens went winless in October after 3-0 September. ... Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger questionable for Sunday in wake of Oct. 17 knee surgery. He's thrown 27 TDs in regular season vs. Ravens, most by any QB. ... Steelers WR Antonio Brown has only one career TD vs. Ravens. He leads team in 2016 with 46 catches, 592 yards receiving and five TDs. ... Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin is 8-10 lifetime vs. Ravens in regular season. ... Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, who played in college at Maryland, has TD in two consecutive games. ... Pittsburgh WR Sammie Coates leads NFL with 21.3 yards per catch average. ... LB Lawrence Timmons leads Steelers with 48 tackles. ... Ravens QB Joe Flacco is one of eight players in NFL history to throw for more than 30,000 yards in first nine seasons. ... LB Zachary Orr leads Ravens with 63 tackles. ... Ravens LB Terrell Suggs has 14 + career sacks vs. Steelers, most by any player. ... Baltimore LB C.J. Mosley had 10 tackles and forced fumble in last game vs. Steelers and leads all NFL LBs with three interceptions. ... Ravens K Justin Tucker is 18 for 18 on FG tries and perfect on nine conversion attempts. ... Fantasy Tip: Though Brown has only one career TD in 11 games vs Ravens, he's averaged 91 yards per game in last five starts against Baltimore (including playoffs) and is facing injury-depleted secondary.
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