Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: 5 Keys to Victory

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The Baltimore Ravens enter their Week 4 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers in dire need of a win. After losing in the final minutes in all three games to start the season, John Harbaugh and the team have an opportunity to take on a division rival without the services of their starting quarterback. It’s a situation that the Ravens cannot squander at such a critical juncture of the season.

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There is little to be cheerful about right now as a Ravens fan. The back end of the defense is being picked apart. There is no pass rush with the loss of Terrell Suggs for the season. The team signed Jason Babin and for some unknown reason has yet to activate him on Sunday’s. The offense has been ineffective outside of the regular feeding to Steve Smith Sr. The Ravens are just a bad team right now.

The Steelers are 2-1 through three games and the offense was clicking with Ben Roethlisberger under center. With the injury to Roethlisberger, Michael Vick takes over for the Steelers with little time to prepare for the Ravens defense. The Ravens needed something to go their way, and the team is hopeful that a win over the Steelers gets them back on track at a time when they need it most.

Baltimore is desperate. They need a win in the worst way possible, but the Steelers always present a challenge. Here is what the Ravens need to do to earn their first win of the season:

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