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NFL : ATS Matchup

BALTIMORE (7 - 5) at PITTSBURGH (10 - 2)
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Week 14 Sunday, 12/10/2017 8:30 PM
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131BALTIMORE4442.5
132PITTSBURGH-7-4.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
BALTIMORE - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games7-5+16-57-523.311.7288.5(4.6)1.217.28.7311.2(5.1)2.4
Road Games3-303-24-219.39.8264.5(4.4)1.218.09.7292.5(5.1)2.2
Last 3 Games3-0+32-11-230.014.3294.3(4.9)0.312.03.3313.3(5.2)3.7
Grass Games6-4+0.85-46-424.411.7298.6(4.7)1.418.39.5315.7(5.1)2.3
Division Games2-1+1.22-10-317.712.7297.7(4.7)2.012.08.7329.3(5.3)3.7
BALTIMORE - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)23.311.718.330:2029-115(4)22-3464.9%173(5.1)62-288(4.6)(12.4)
Opponents Defensive Avg.2211.61930:2627-105(3.9)21-3463.6%222(6.6)60-328(5.4)(14.9)
Offense Road Games19.39.817.030:4129-105(3.6)21-3266.3%160(5)61-264(4.4)(13.7)
Defense (All Games)17.28.717.630:2029-113(3.9)19-3259.1%199(6.1)61-311(5.1)(18)
Opponents Offensive Avg.21.110.21930:5926-107(4)21-3461.7%218(6.5)60-325(5.4)(15.4)
Defense Road Games18.09.716.729:1927-111(4.1)18-3158.9%181(5.9)58-292(5.1)(16.2)
BALTIMORE - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)0.90.31.21.214-432.5%1-166.7%2-51(27.9)2-23(12.2)6-49
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.70.61.31.713-537.8%1-055.0%2-42(22.4)19-2(8.7)7-62
Stats For (Road Games)1.00.21.21.014-536.5%1-171.4%1-28(24.3)1-15(11.5)6-44
Stats Against (All Games)1.70.72.4 13-534.0%1-033.3%2-34(19.5)2-20(9)6-49
Opponents Avg. Stats For10.61.6 13-537.7%1-046.2%2-41(21.5)19-2(8.8)7-58
Stats Against (Road Games)1.50.72.2 13-435.5%1-037.5%1-21(18)2-23(10.5)5-50

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games10-2+4.76-63-823.411.5367.6(5.7)1.417.79.2294.5(5.3)1.3
Home Games4-1+1.23-23-227.014.0387.4(5.6)1.619.69.0270.4(5.2)1.6
Last 3 Games3-0+31-22-031.311.0395.0(6)1.321.712.7325.3(6)1.3
Grass Games7-2+1.75-43-624.213.6369.9(5.7)1.417.98.0270.2(5)1.6
Division Games4-0+42-21-224.714.0366.2(5.7)0.715.29.5264.2(4.7)1.5
PITTSBURGH - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)23.411.521.331:5428-103(3.7)23-3662.9%264(7.3)64-368(5.7)(15.7)
Opponents Defensive Avg.21.61119.831:5628-109(3.9)21-3461.7%225(6.6)62-335(5.4)(15.5)
Offense Home Games27.014.023.433:1228-102(3.6)27-4165.4%285(7)69-387(5.6)(14.3)
Defense (All Games)17.79.216.128:1424-99(4.2)19-3260.5%196(6.2)56-294(5.3)(16.6)
Opponents Offensive Avg.20.910.718.330:4126-107(4.1)20-3262.3%209(6.4)59-316(5.4)(15.1)
Defense Home Games19.69.014.426:4824-105(4.4)17-2859.2%165(5.8)52-270(5.2)(13.8)
PITTSBURGH - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)1.10.31.4-0.113-539.2%0-050.0%1-26(18.2)2-9(5.4)7-58
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.80.61.41.914-538.7%1-056.2%2-41(22)18-2(8.6)7-56
Stats For (Home Games)1.40.21.60.013-537.5%1-040.0%2-31(19.2)2-8(4.2)6-44
Stats Against (All Games)1.00.31.3 13-535.9%1-031.2%2-47(20.9)2-13(8.5)7-70
Opponents Avg. Stats For10.61.6 13-537.1%1-049.2%2-45(22.5)20-2(9.4)7-58
Stats Against (Home Games)1.40.21.6 13-539.1%2-137.5%3-58(20.6)1-8(13.7)6-59
Average power rating of opponents played: BALTIMORE 18.6,  PITTSBURGH 19.2
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
BALTIMORE - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
10/15/2017CHICAGO24-27L-5L39.5O26-12524-41-166354-2319-17-1112
10/22/2017@ MINNESOTA16-24L5L37.5O20-6427-39-144033-16920-31-1881
10/26/2017MIAMI40-0W-3W38O40-17413-22-121019-4525-44-1512
11/5/2017@ TENNESSEE20-23L3T41O22-7335-53-268221-7119-28-1861
11/19/2017@ GREEN BAY23-0W-2.5W38.5U26-5822-28-161125-7521-36-1905
11/27/2017HOUSTON23-16W-7.5L39.5U31-13921-33-155025-6622-37-2373
12/3/2017DETROIT44-20W-2.5W43O27-10123-36-269024-7827-34-2943
12/10/2017@ PITTSBURGH            
12/17/2017@ CLEVELAND            
12/23/2017INDIANAPOLIS            
12/31/2017CINCINNATI            

PITTSBURGH - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
10/15/2017@ KANSAS CITY19-13W3W46U37-19417-25-245115-2819-34-2230
10/22/2017CINCINNATI29-14W-4W40O43-15215-25-268017-7117-30-1082
10/29/2017@ DETROIT20-15W-3W44.5U29-7517-31-317222-7127-45-4111
11/12/2017@ INDIANAPOLIS20-17W-10.5L47U30-8819-31-228129-7114-24-1961
11/16/2017TENNESSEE40-17W-7W44.5O21-6530-45-284021-5222-34-2644
11/26/2017GREEN BAY31-28W-14L43O24-12133-45-341324-8017-26-2270
12/4/2017@ CINCINNATI23-20W-4.5L43P22-9224-40-282122-13021-36-2230
12/10/2017BALTIMORE            
12/17/2017NEW ENGLAND            
12/25/2017@ HOUSTON            
12/31/2017CLEVELAND            
KEY GAME INFORMATION
BALTIMORE: Baltimore was the league's most pass-heavy team last season, and has indicated they'd like to run more often. The problem is that their options at RB are Terrance West and Buck Allen, with pass-catcher Danny Woodhead bound to see plenty of playing time. West did, however, run well last season, as he rushed for a career-high 774 yards. Off an up-and-down season, QB Joe Flacco needs third-year WR Breshad Perriman and newly-acquired, oft-injured WR Jeremy Maclin to become serious threats. Baltimore's defense boasted the league's second-best third-down conversion rate last season, and made significant upgrades to their secondary with the signings of S Tony Jefferson and CB Brandon Carr, along with first-round draft pick CB Marlon Humphrey. DT Brandon Williams is an elite run-stuffer, LB C.J. Mosley is as good in coverage as any linebacker and edge-rusher Terrell Suggs still has some gas left in the tank.
PITTSBURGH: QB Ben Roethlisberger gets the ball out quickly most of the time, with plenty of downfield bombs worked in. WR Antonio Brown is unguardable, and WR Martavis Bryant looked almost as good before his season-long suspension in 2016. RB Le'Veon Bell is a good enough pass-catcher to play WR, and his unique, patient, explosive running style behind a crushing O-line made the running game the focus of the Steelers' offense late last season. The Steelers' front-seven isn't as imposing as it to be, as 38-year-old LB James Harrison led the team with just five sacks a season ago. OLB Bud Dupree has shown signs of becoming the next great Pittsburgh pass-rusher, while ILB Ryan Shazier is an athletic freak with room to grow. S Sean Davis and CB Artie Burns, Pittsburgh's first two draft picks in 2016, are ticketed for larger roles after developing well as rookies.
PREVIEW
Steelers, Ravens renew rivalry with playoff implications
 

The Pittsburgh Steelers can punch their tickets to the postseason with a victory over the visiting Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night.

However, they will have to accomplish that goal without a couple of key players.

Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is suspended after a hard block on Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict on Monday night. Linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a spinal injury in that game and had to be hospitalized.

Pittsburgh (10-2) can clinch its third AFC North title in four seasons with a win or tie against Baltimore, which has won three straight. Getting a win is the main focus this week, not the fallout from the physical game against the Bengals.

"It's a challenge on a short week, you know, playing on Monday Night and having another big division game coming up," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. "But such is life in the AFC North. We embrace the challenges of playing in this division -- how tough it is and the intentions of those we compete against. We'll be energized by game time on Sunday. We'll be excited about defending our turf against a very good football team."

The Ravens also had a key loss when their top cornerback Jimmy Smith suffered a season-ending torn Achilles in the previous game against Lions. He was also suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

As a result, Baltimore will rely on Brandon Carr and rookie Marlon Humphrey to start on the outside against the Steelers' Antonio Brown and likely Martavis Bryant. A pair of young cornerbacks, Jaylen Hill and Maurice Canady, will also get more opportunities. Cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste was promoted from the practice squad and could see some action.

"Our secondary is playing at a really high level," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday. "It will be tested in this game against their players and their scheme. So, we look forward to it. How we fare is yet to be determined. We'll have to prove that on the field."

The Steelers beat Baltimore 26-9 in the first meeting on Oct 1. With Ravens tackle Brandon Williams out of the lineup with a foot injury, Pittsburgh running back Le'Veon Bell amassed 144 yards with two touchdowns. Williams has bounced back from the injury and Baltimore's run defense has been solid. So, Bell will be challenged to repeat that performance.

This game also has big playoff implications for the Ravens, who own the sixth and final spot in the AFC playoff race. Baltimore could improve its postseason seeding with a win.

"It's a great rivalry," Harbaugh said. "We love playing in it. It's the most physical game we play every single year. It's always tough coming out of the game in that you're going to have a lot of bumps and bruises for sure. We have respect for them."

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is looking forward to the challenge against the Steelers defense, which is ranked fourth overall in the NFL. In his last seven games at Heinz Field, Flacco completed 64.4 percent of his passes, averaging 241.7 yards per contest with eight touchdowns and three interceptions. He is 4-3 over that stretch.

"This game is always awesome," Flacco said. "It's a ton of fun to go play up there. The more you go up there, the more you enjoy the atmosphere. It's a good, old-fashioned football game that you love to be a part of."

The Steelers lead all-time series with Baltimore, 23-20. However, the teams have split the last 22 meetings.

Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger also appreciates the rivalry with Ravens, which is much different than the contentious meeting against the Bengals.

"The difference between this game and the Cincinnati game is these two teams, us and Baltimore, there's always a respect involved in it," Roethlisberger said. "You're going to get hit really hard or you're going to hit somebody really hard, but you're going help them up and say, 'Man, nice job.' At the end of it, you're going to shake hands and give the other guy a hug and say that was a lot of fun and can't wait to do it next year. It's a fun rivalry in the sense that there's a lot of respect and there are two good football teams."


Last Updated: 12/11/2017 7:32:12 AM EST


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