Can the Ravens bounce back against the Steelers?
September 30, 2015
The Ravens are having one of the worst starts of the 2015 NFL season.
As of now, they are 0-3 with one of their losses coming from Oakland. Yes, they lost to the Raiders. The Oakland Raiders pulled through with a last-minute touchdown. In week one they were shut down by the Broncos defense, and against the Bengals, they fell 28-24.
The Steelers, on the other hand, HAD a good start. They lost their first game of the season while playing the Patriots in New England, 28-21. After that game, they came back to smash the 49ers 43-18 in their home opener and managed to beat the Rams 12-6; however, they have troubles of their own.
Big Ben Roethlisberger went down with a knee injury that will have him “sidelined for a number of weeks” according to Mike Tomlin, Pittsburg’s head coach.
Is this the chance for the Ravens to break their losing streak? With Big Ben out, the defense won’t be as pressured. Sure, Terrell Suggs, (probably their best defensive player) is out too, but doesn’t the quarterback situation work in their favor?
I say no. Don’t get me wrong, but the Steelers simply still have too much power even on the offensive side of the ball. Their back-up is Michael Vick, who showed in the preseason he can deliver. Now I know what you’re thinking. Well that’s just preseason, he wasn’t playing against any starters.
But you also have to think of it this way: He wasn’t playing with any starters either. If he can deliver to rookie receivers, I’m sure he’ll pull through. After all, he’ll have Antonio Brown, one of the best and most productive wide receivers in the game today. Not to mention D’angelo Williams, who has been very effective for their ground game. I’m sure Ryan Shazier and the rest of the defense will hold as well against a struggling Ravens offense.