Heinz Field to face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football

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Under the bright lights Cheap Ronnie Stanley Jersey , the Baltimore Ravens will march into . Although records seldom matter in this rivalry, the typical defensive slugfest may have a different mood this time around. Pittsburgh has been one of the worst defensive teams in football through three weeks, while the Ravens boast one of the best defensive units in the league. The key matchup to watch in this game will be Ben Roethlisberger’s No. 4 ranked offense sans Le’Veon Bell against Baltimore’s No. 1 ranked defense.1. Can the Ravens contain Pittsburgh’s tight ends?Last season, Baltimore struggled to limit opposing tight ends. They allowed the 10th most yards to tight ends and the eight most touchdowns. One season later, it has been a much different story as they have only allowed 14 receptions for 136 yards and no touchdowns. Against the Bengals, neither Tyler Kroft nor Tyler Eifert had success against Baltimore as they combined for four receptions for 34 yards. In week four, the Ravens will have a difficult matchup as Jesse James and Vance McDonald are both savvy veterans, who can make an impact in the passing game. McDonald is coming off of a dominant showing against the Buccaneers, where he totaled 112 receiving yards and a touchdown. Can the combination of C.J. Mosley, Tony Jefferson, and Kenny Young limit this duo?2. Without Jimmy Smith, how much of a factor will Antonio Brown be?Antonio Brown has had his way with Baltimore’s defense when Jimmy Smith has been on the sidelines. In the last three regular-season games that Smith has missed, Brown has posted 32 receptions for 453 yards and two touchdowns Youth Michael Crabtree Jersey , most notably his 213 yard game last year in week 14. Marlon Humphrey may be forced to shadow Brown as Brandon Carr struggles against speedier receivers, and the Ravens employed a similar strategy last week against the Broncos. Regardless of who matches up with Brown, can Baltimore prevent him from wreaking havoc?3. Against a weak pass defense, will Joe Flacco have success?Pittsburgh is having an uncharacteristic season defensively. Their secondary has been atrocious, specifically their cornerbacks. Joe Flacco is coming off of a solid performance against the Broncos, where his deep-ball accuracy was quite impressive. Can he build off of that momentum? Artie Burns should be the cornerback Flacco targets early and often. With Mike Hilton and Morgan Burnett listed as doubtful, the horrible Pittsburgh secondary will be short-handed, but can Flacco take advantage?4. Can the much-maligned Baltimore running game establish themselves?The Ravens’ rushing attack has not started out the way many had hoped. They are ranked 26th in rushing yards, but ninth in attempts. This phase has been plagued by poor blocking, but against a suspect run defense, can they right the ship? Alex Collins had success against AFC North, particularly the Steelers last season. Can he regain his old form?5. How will the Ravens’ offensive line handle a potent pass rush?As horrendous as Pittsburgh’s defense has been — 29th overall, 26th pass defense Youth Tony Jefferson Jersey , and 25th run defense — they are surprisingly tied for second in sacks with 11. Baltimore’s offensive line has been solid in pass protection, including a remarkable performance against Von Miller, but they showcased their flaws against the Bengals. Can his unit keep another talented pass rush at bay or will it be a replay of Thursday Night Football? On Take it to the Bank’s Week 7 recap episode, Vasilis Lericos and I discussed several players around the league that the Ravens could potentially trade for before the deadline. Baltimore is competing for the AFC North crown or possibly a wild-card spot, but they still have a couple of holes on their roster that could hinder their post-season chances. Baltimore’s offensive line has struggled in run-blocking, while they also continue to struggle to match up with opposing tight ends. With the trade deadline is quickly approaching, one team that is undoubtedly in ‘sell mode’ is the Oakland Raiders. They recently traded wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a first-round pick. Reports have also suggested that Oakland may not be done trading. Below are two players Baltimore could target from the Raiders. 1. C Rodney Hudson, Oakland RaidersThere have not been any reports of the Raiders shopping Hudson, but they are in fire-sale mode. Oakland is not competing for the playoffs this year, and they are seemingly willing to give up almost any player on their roster for draft picks. The Ravens are expected to get a third-round compensatory selection due to the loss of Ryan Jensen, but they do not have their 2019 second-round pick. With that in mind, Baltimore could entice Oakland with a third-round pick and potentially a player for Hudson, who is currently Pro Football Focus’ third-best center. With Matt Skura struggling immensely Cheap Ronnie Stanley Jersey , the Ravens could make this move to upgrade their offensive line immediately. Hudson will be a free agent in 2020, and his cap hit this season is only $2,782,000. Since the Ravens will be trading for him, they will have to pay a little over $500,000 for him this season. Next year, Baltimore would have to pay him $8,250,000. As for the player the Ravens could throw in, one option is Tyus Bowser as the Raiders need help at the edge-rusher position. Although Tyus Bowser has not gotten off to the start many had hoped he would, all hope is not lost. He could very well emerge as a solid edge-rusher in the NFL, but if the Ravens are truly in a win-now mode, they could take advantage of their depth and move him to improve their offensive line. Compensation: OLB Tyus Bowser and a 2019 third-round pick2. S Karl Joseph http://www.ravenscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-brandon-carr-jersey , Oakland RaidersUnlike Hudson, Joseph is reportedly on the trading block. He will command a late day two or early day three pick, which the Ravens could afford to trade. Joseph is a versatile safety, who has some inconsistencies in coverage, but he would be a definite upgrade over Tony Jefferson in that area. Joseph could help solve Baltimore’s struggles against tight ends. The Ravens have allowed 439 yards to tight ends, which is the ninth most in the league. Joseph has not been the playmaker draft analysts anticipated him to be, but he could still help improve the Ravens’ highly ranked defense. Contractually, Joseph is still playing under his rookie deal. He would be a cheap addition for this season and 2019, but Baltimore would have to make a decision on his fifth-year option this offseason.Compensation: Fifth-round pick

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