It doesn’t get any bigger for a Week Four matchup than Baltimore’s trip to Pittsburgh Sunday.
A Pittsburgh victory would give the Ravens a second division loss and put them two games behind the Steelers, all before Ben Roethlisberger even returned to the field. The Ravens would be stuck playing a difficult game of catchup all year.
The Steelers are playing with house money and will stick with what’s been working. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin made the obvious move on Tuesday by announcing quarterback Charlie Batch would start against Baltimore after his superlative effort against the Bucs Sunday.
“Guys have a great deal of confidence in him,” Tomlin said.
Byron Leftwich will be the team’s backup quarterback. Tomlin also said that defensive tackle Chris Hoke could play despite a knee sprain suffered against the Bucs.