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After getting stumped by the Bengals, 41-10, on Sunday in Cincinnati, the outlook on the rest of the Steelers season is grim. The Steelers currently sit at 5-5-1, but with their remaining schedule and how they've been playing of late, it wouldn't be surprising if this year ends up being Mike Tomlin's first losing season of his career and the first for the Steelers since 2003.
The Steelers have a chance to get things right against the Ravens on Sunday, but they'll have to deal with Lamar Jackson, and the run defense has been horrendous in the last four games, allowing 722 yards on the ground, an average of 180.5 yards per game. To make matters worse, the Steelers might be without All-Pro outside linebacker T.J. Watt on Sunday, as he's on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
According to Oddsshark.com, the Ravens are currently 4.5-point favorites against the Steelers, and the over/under is 44 points. It's the first time ever that the Ravens are favored at Heinz Field against Ben Roethlisberger, per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
The total has gone under in 10 of Baltimore's last 15 games, and the over is 3-1 in Pittsburgh’s last four games. The Ravens are 12-3 straight up in their last 15 games as a favorite and are 3-6 straight up in their last nine games against the Steelers.
The Steelers are 30-24 all-time against the Ravens. Under Tomlin, the Steelers are 16-15 against the Ravens. Tomlin is 15-14 in his career against John Harbaugh.