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Under Mike Tomlin, the Steelers are 8-7 on Thursday night


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The Steelers are on a short week and will play the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving night, and will look to improve to 11-0 and have a firm grasp on the division. A loss by the Ravens would give them five losses on the season and they'll be fighting for their playoff lives the rest of the year to even make it to the postseason as a wild card team.


Under Mike Tomlin, the Steelers are 8-7 when playing on Thursday night and are 1-1 on Thanksgiving. The lone loss on Thanksgiving came against the Ravens in 2013 at Baltimore, losing 22-20. The Steelers beat the Colts on Thanksgiving, 28-7, in Indianapolis in 2016. Under John Harbaugh, the Ravens are 8-3 on Thursday night and are 2-0 on Thanksgiving; beating the San Francisco 49ers, 16-6, at home in 2011 and then the aftermentioned game against the Steelers in 2013.


The Steelers are 6-1 at Heinz Field in Thursday night games under Tomlin with their only loss coming against the Ravens in 2015, which was a 23-20 win by Baltimore in overtime. The Ravens are 1-3 when playing in Thursday night games on the road under Harbaugh.


The Ravens announced on Monday that multiple members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19 and they shut down their facility. The team learned of the positive tests late last night and has been communicating with the league. All team activities will be done virtually until further notice.


Harbaugh confirmed yesterday afternoon that running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins tested positive and have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Harbaugh said contract tracing was completed and nose tackle Brandon Williams will have to quarantine for five days and was also placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Ravens' facility was reopened yesterday afternoon after being closed in the morning, but after more positive tests were reported today, it has now been closed again and all team activities will be conducted virtually. According to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, the Ravens have as many as four new positive tests for COVID-19 today after learning of four others on Sunday night. Altogether, since Sunday night, there have been at least 10 positive tests. It's not all players who have tested positive. Coaches and support staff members are included.


As of now, Thursday night's game between the Steelers and Ravens is still expected to be played as scheduled. Thursday night will be the first time the Steelers have hosted a game on Thanksgiving.

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