Ravens are favored in Pittsburgh for first time ever against Ben Roethlisberger

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One of the best rivalries in football becomes renewed on Sunday, when the Ravens visit the Steelers. And, for the first time against quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the Ravens are favored to win at Heinz Field.

Via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, the Ravens are 3.5-point favorites against the Steelers on Sunday.

During Roethlisberger’s career, the Ravens have faced the Steelers in Pittsburgh three times with Ben out — in 2012, 2015, and 2019. Baltimore was favored to win each game. The Ravens won each game by three points, the latter two in overtime.

It’s no surprise that Baltimore is favored in Pittsburgh for the first time against Ben. The Ravens have pieced together an 8-3 record. The Steelers, after reversing a 1-3 start with four straight wins, have gone winless in their last three. And they were punchless in a key game at Cincinnati.

But this is precisely the kind of dig-deep situation in which the Steelers thrive. The question is whether they truly have enough to make it happen, especially with T.J. Watt likely to miss the game due to a COVID positive result.

17 responses to “Ravens are favored in Pittsburgh for first time ever against Ben Roethlisberger

  1. Big Ben has been a warrior. The Ravens Steelers rivalry won’t ever be quite the same when he’s gone.

  2. I’m really going to soak in these last 2 games against Ben Doublecheeseburger. This rivalry was made better by his play. The pain he caused me was eased only by our 2012 Super Bowl. Just for old times sake I’d even like to see some well-timed injury dramatics.

  3. The Raven’s aren’t favored. There is more money expected to be bet on the Steeler’s side.

  4. I am just hoping the cheap shots the Ravens are fond of are let to a minimum. The Steelers season is on the line so we will see what they are made of….not optimistic.

  5. touchback6 says:
    lol! Lamar Jackson throws 4 god awful INts and he’a favored.
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    Did you see Ben’s last game? Personally, I’ll take the four picks and a bunch of rushing yards over Ben lumbering back to pass and looking like a park statue with a gaggle of kids hanging all over it.

  6. I think the last game for the Baltimore football team was the first time in history that the starting running back threw four interceptions!

  7. guitarkevin says:
    November 30, 2021 at 2:53 pm
    Lamar isn’t typically an INT machine like last week. Vegas knows what they’re doing.
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    That’s because he’s a running back.

  8. Can Baltimore have any easier of a division and schedule? This Steelers team is a train wreck with a QB who is nearly immobile. Big Ben was a great QB, but no more. Why Tomlin doesn’t make the obvious and right call to start Rudolph is beyond me. They’re not out of it given the mess of the AFC. Baltimore will win again and be a very vulnerable 9-3 and top seed team. But they’ve had a cakewalk of a schedule.

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