Buzzer Beater by Colton DeBiase: The Steelers Challenging Test This Weekend Against Baltimore

Written By Colton DeBiase, Sports Columnist

With the Steelers win on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and the Seattle Seahawks losing Sunday night to the Arizona Cardinals. The Steelers are the only undefeated team in the NFL. This should give them confidence, knowing they also defeated the Titans, who were undefeated going into the game. However, that streak will be put to the test this Sunday against the team who dominated the NFL last year. Not to mention, their quarterback is the defending NFL MVP. That is archrival Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. The game will be played in Baltimore as well. 

The Ravens are currently 5-1, with their only loss being to the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. This will be the most crucial game for the Steelers because if the Ravens win, the AFC North will be dead even. The undefeated streak will be a distant memory for Steeler fans because a loss to the Ravens always hurts, especially when both teams are playoff contenders this year. 

There is also a significant benefit the Ravens have going into the game. They are coming off a bye week while this is the Steelers third week in a row playing after their bye week had to be moved to week four due to the Titans Covid-19 situation. (the Titans game on Sunday was initially set for week four) So the Ravens will be well rested heading into the game. 

The Steelers defense will have a difficult day against Lamar Jackson, who did not have his best passing day but rushed for 70 yards when the Steelers lost to the Ravens in overtime last year 26-23 at Heinz Field, according to ESPN. One thing that was missing on offense during that game was Big Ben, who will be playing this time around. 

This will be Big Ben’s and the rest of the Steelers’ chance to show the league they are legit contenders to reach the Super Bowl this year. Which is what my belief will be if they pull off the win against the Ravens. Yes, they are 6-0, but they have played four teams that are under .500. So, if the Steelers can pull off the win against another good team for the second week in a row, I have all the confidence in the world the Steelers can reach the Super Bowl for the fourth time in the Ben Roethlisberger era.