Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers: 3 Bold Predictions

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Oct 26, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) reacts after catching a pass for a touchdown but called back due to a penalty during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals defeated the Ravens 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Something stupid and unexpected will decide this game

A strip sack, a bad penalty, a drop, these are examples of stupid and unexpected ways a game could end. The Ravens were victims of something stupid against Cincinnati last week.

Whether they’ll be victims or not this week remains to be seen, but my guess is something like that will happen again against the Steelers.

With the Ravens on the road, this should be a close game, one that may come down to who possesses the ball last. Would it really surprise anyone for Joe Flacco to be strip sacked on the final drive (remember the strip sacks in the 2011 playoffs?) or for Martavis Bryant to drop a key fourth-down pass for the Steelers?

This rivalry breeds craziness. Don’t expect anything different this week. Whatever that craziness is, it will change the outcome of this game.

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