Steelers vs Ravens NFL Week 9 Odds & Expert Pick
In Week 4, the Steelers lost 26-14 at Baltimore. The game was tied 14-14 at the half, and all the second-half scoring came from the foot of Baltimore’s Justin Tucker, one of the NFL’s best kickers. Joe Flacco threw for 363 yards and two scores. John Brown caught three passes for 116 yards and a TD.
Ben Roethlisberger finished 27 of 47 for 274 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Steelers. Antonio Brown caught five passes for 62 yards and a TD. Pittsburgh had just 47 yards after halftime. In six second-half series against the Steelers, the Ravens’ defense produced: punt (three-and-out), punt, punt (another three-and-out), punt, an interception and a turnover on downs.
Why Bet on Pittsburgh?
The Steelers are 3-0 since that loss to Baltimore after winning 33-18 vs. Cleveland on Sunday – which got Browns head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley fired. The Steelers (4-2-1) overcame a slow start and their own mistakes to win their 15th straight at Heinz Field over the Browns, who have lost 25 consecutive road games — one shy of the NFL record.
Ben Roethlisberger completed 24-of-36 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Roethlisberger found Antonio Brown for both scores in the second quarter. The first was a 43-yard play in which Roethlisberger climbed the pocket and Brown got behind the Cleveland defense. The second was a 1-yard screen right before the first half came to a close. Brown caught 6-of-8 targets for 74 yards and those two scores. Brown now has scored a touchdown in five straight games and has eight touchdowns through seven games on the season.