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NFL : ATS Matchup
Sunday 10/20/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore
BALTIMORE
 
PITTSBURGH
+2.5  

-2.5  
+120

-140

40.5
 
16
Final
19

BALTIMORE (3 - 3) at PITTSBURGH (1 - 4)
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Week 7 Sunday, 10/20/2013 4:25 PM
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419BALTIMORE40.541
420PITTSBURGH-2.5-2.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
BALTIMORE - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games3-3-0.33-22-422.37.8335.7(5.1)1.821.511.3352.5(5.7)1.3
Road Games1-2-1.31-22-124.310.0374.0(5.2)3.031.715.7384.7(6)1.7
Last 3 Games1-2-1.31-11-221.04.3363.0(5.8)2.721.713.0360.7(5.7)1.7
Grass Games1-1+0.31-12-026.511.5388.5(5)2.036.013.5402.0(6.9)1.0
Division Games1-0+11-00-114.00.0296.0(4.3)1.06.06.0259.0(4.5)0.0
BALTIMORE - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)22.37.818.230:2226-73(2.7)23-3957.9%263(6.7)66-336(5.1)(15)
Opponents Defensive Avg.24.811.319.931:5027-100(3.7)22-3759.4%256(6.9)64-355(5.6)(14.3)
Offense Road Games24.310.019.731:1323-72(3.1)26-4854.2%302(6.3)71-374(5.2)(15.4)
Defense (All Games)21.511.316.529:3727-98(3.6)20-3558.7%254(7.3)62-352(5.7)(16.4)
Opponents Offensive Avg.25.712.521.630:5027-116(4.3)24-3963.2%269(7)66-385(5.9)(15)
Defense Road Games31.715.717.728:4730-97(3.3)19-3555.8%288(8.3)64-385(6)(12.1)
BALTIMORE - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)1.30.51.8-0.517-635.0%1-050.0%2-59(27.4)3-45(16.7)7-57
Opponents Avg. Stats Against10.51.41.714-638.8%1-037.3%2-54(23.4)26-2(11.3)7-58
Stats For (Road Games)2.70.33.0-1.318-631.5%1-050.0%2-67(28.7)3-31(10.4)7-59
Stats Against (All Games)0.70.71.3 15-531.2%1-025.0%1-28(23.9)4-35(9.3)8-71
Opponents Avg. Stats For10.81.8 14-639.4%1-048.1%2-48(23.3)23-2(9.8)6-59
Stats Against (Road Games)0.71.01.7 16-532.7%0-0100.0%1-16(24.5)4-36(9.8)8-75

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games1-4-4.81-42-317.68.2338.8(5.8)2.223.213.4310.8(5.1)0.4
Home Games0-2-3.30-21-116.06.0327.0(5.9)3.528.015.5243.5(4.1)0.0
Last 3 Games1-2-1.51-22-123.09.7407.0(6.4)2.326.716.7306.0(5.7)0.7
Grass Games0-3-4.80-32-119.77.3362.7(6)3.030.017.0293.3(5.2)0.0
Division Games0-1-10-10-110.010.0278.0(5.2)2.020.010.0407.0(5.2)0.0
PITTSBURGH - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)17.68.218.830:1320-61(3.1)25-3965.8%278(7.2)58-339(5.8)(19.2)
Opponents Defensive Avg.23.712.819.931:3326-100(3.9)23-3763.4%249(6.7)63-350(5.6)(14.7)
Offense Home Games16.06.017.527:1118-56(3.1)23-3763.5%271(7.3)55-327(5.9)(20.4)
Defense (All Games)23.213.417.629:4730-115(3.9)18-3159.1%196(6.4)61-311(5.1)(13.4)
Opponents Offensive Avg.22.512.518.630:5227-112(4.1)21-3462.6%229(6.8)61-340(5.6)(15.1)
Defense Home Games28.015.516.032:4835-109(3.1)15-2562.0%134(5.4)60-243(4.1)(8.7)
PITTSBURGH - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)1.01.22.2-1.813-535.8%0-050.0%3-60(21.4)2-11(7)5-47
Opponents Avg. Stats Against10.91.92.414-538.8%1-055.2%2-60(25.7)18-2(8.4)5-49
Stats For (Home Games)1.52.03.5-3.512-329.2%1-050.0%3-63(21)1-2(1.7)5-53
Stats Against (All Games)0.40.00.4 14-536.2%1-066.7%3-61(20.4)3-26(8.7)6-64
Opponents Avg. Stats For1.20.71.9 14-538.5%1-155.6%3-66(26)13-2(7.2)6-57
Stats Against (Home Games)0.00.00.0 15-536.7%1-1100.0%3-37(12.3)2-29(11.6)4-42
Average power rating of opponents played: BALTIMORE 21.3,  PITTSBURGH 18.4
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
BALTIMORE - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
9/5/2013@ DENVER27-49L7L48O21-5834-62-335223-6527-42-4452
9/15/2013CLEVELAND14-6W-5W43.5U36-9922-33-197120-6522-37-1940
9/22/2013HOUSTON30-9W-1.5W44U31-7516-24-161023-9425-35-1701
9/29/2013@ BUFFALO20-23L-3.5L45U9-2425-50-321555-20310-22-1473
10/6/2013@ MIAMI26-23W3W43O40-13319-32-251211-2221-40-2720
10/13/2013GREEN BAY17-19L2T48U22-4720-34-313130-14017-32-2982
10/20/2013@ PITTSBURGH            
11/3/2013@ CLEVELAND            
11/10/2013CINCINNATI            
11/17/2013@ CHICAGO            

PITTSBURGH - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
9/8/2013TENNESSEE9-16L-6L41U15-3221-33-163242-11211-20-1170
9/16/2013@ CINCINNATI10-20L6.5L40U16-4420-37-234234-12725-45-2800
9/22/2013CHICAGO23-40L2L40.5O21-8026-41-379528-10720-30-1510
9/29/2013*MINNESOTA27-34L-3L41.5O21-7736-51-357225-14516-25-2480
10/13/2013@ NY JETS19-6W-1.5W40.5U26-7324-31-255020-8319-34-1842
10/20/2013BALTIMORE            
10/27/2013@ OAKLAND            
11/3/2013@ NEW ENGLAND            
11/10/2013BUFFALO            
11/17/2013DETROIT            
KEY GAME INFORMATION
BALTIMORE: The champs have steadily moved away from the running game as they've gone more no-huddle the past two seasons, but they're still middle-of-the-pack when it comes to run/pass ratio. They utilize a lot of zone-blocking plays, using some more stretch looks when Ray Rice is in the game and some inside zone plays for back-up Bernard Pierce, who should eat into Rice's workload a little more this season. Rice has typically taken 75 percent of the reps in past years, but that should be closer to 65 percent as Pierce has earned the coaching staff's trust. The Ravens finally handed the keys of the offense over to Joe Flacco last year, and despite some bumps in the road, it worked out. Expect a system heavy on no-huddle again this year. This is an Air Coryell offense that attacks downfield, and has the weapons to do it in Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones. Veteran Anquan Boldin is gone, with his production underneath likely going to tight ends Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson, and No. 3 receiver Tandon Doss. Ray Rice continues to be frequently used as a security blanket and screen option to create mismatches. The Ravens still skew run-heavy near the goal line, where Rice takes a big workload. LBs Ray Lewis and Dannell Ellerbe, and DBs Ed Reed, Bernard Pollard and Cary Williams are all gone from the 17th-ranked defense (351 YPG allowed), but DT Haloti Ngata, LB Terrell Suggs and a healthy CB Lardarius Webb are still Pro Bowl defenders. Replacing Lewis and Ellerbe will be rookie ILB Arthur Brown and ILB Jameel McClain who is coming back from a spine injury. Newcomers DE/LB Elvis Dumervil, DL Chris Canty and DB Michael Huff will all help the Ravens combat the AFC's toughest schedule.
PITTSBURGH: The Steelers remained pass-heavy under offensive coordinator Todd Haley last year, running out of a lot of spread looks. They essentially use the pass to set up the run, with the backs running almost exclusively between the tackles. They'll rotate backs again this year, with rookie Le'Veon Bell likely to emerge as a lead back. Jonathan Dwyer is less versatile than Bell and could be on his way out of Pittsburgh. Isaac Redman and LaRod Stephens-Howling figure to split passing-down duties in the early going, though Stephens-Howling could end up taking the role full-time at some point. Haley brought more spread looks to Pittsburgh's offense. They go no-huddle frequently, with Ben Roethlisberger trusted to run the offense. Antonio Brown is now their undisputed No. 1 receiver, with the ability to be used deep or as a catch-and-run guy. Emmanuel Sanders is more of a possession receiver and will likely share No. 2 targets with TE Heath Miller. Jerricho Cotchery should see solid playing time as their slot guy, and while rookie Markus Wheaton will be eased in, he should end up seeing significant snaps as their best deep threat. Only the Saints skewed more pass-heavy in goal-to-go situations than Pittsburgh (64.6% of snaps). Despite a host of injuries in 2012, the Steelers still led the NFL in yardage defense (276 YPG) and passing defense (185 YPG), while finishing sixth in scoring defense (19.6 PPG). Rookie OLB Jarvis Jones makes the team younger and faster, as does CB Cortez Allen, 24, replacing the departed Keenan Lewis. Pittsburgh still has plenty of productive veterans though, like 32-year-old S Troy Polamalu and DE Brett Keisel, 34. Per usual, the team's linebackers are relentless, with OLB LaMarr Woodley and ILB Lawrence Timmons.
PREVIEW
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(UPDATES with Bynes out)

*Ravens-Steelers Preview* =========================

By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer

While the Baltimore Ravens are looking to solve the problems that have contributed to their poor start, the Pittsburgh Steelers hope another win can provide a springboard to their turnaround.

The defending Super Bowl champion Ravens will try to avoid their worst seven-game start in eight years Sunday when they visit a Pittsburgh team looking to continue to emerge from its worst start in 45 years.

After losing two of three - including last Sunday's 19-17 home defeat against Green Bay - Baltimore (3-3) is on the verge of falling below .500 through its first seven games for the first time since 2005.

The Ravens haven't been able to get anything established on the ground. Since averaging 118.8 rushing yards during their championship season, they've struggled with 72.7 yards per game - sixth-fewest in the NFL.

Two weeks after attempting a franchise record-low nine rushes for 24 yards, Baltimore could muster only 47 yards against the Packers.

They're averaging 2.7 yards per carry, better than only Jacksonville.

"There's a lot that goes into it," coach John Harbaugh said. "There are many different things that we've looked at over the last few days to try to improve. We definitely have the men to do the job. We've got the talent up front and at running back."

Ray Rice is the only player in Ravens history to have four straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons, but that's a streak that will come to an end at his current pace. The two-time All-Pro is averaging a career-low 2.8 yards per carry after finishing with 34 yards on 14 carries Sunday.

Rice, who insists he's recovered from a hip flexor strain that sidelined him in Week 3, has totaled 115 yards while averaging 2.3 per carry in his last three visits to Pittsburgh, including the 2011 AFC divisional playoffs.

"You can't consistently run for two yards a carry and be what you want to be as an offense," Harbaugh said.

The Steelers (1-4) had allowed opponents to run for at least 100 yards in four straight losses before limiting the New York Jets to 83 yards on 20 carries in Sunday's 19-6 victory.

At 2 1/2 games behind first-place Cincinnati, Pittsburgh hopes to begin its climb back from the AFC North basement with its first back-to-back wins in 13 games.

"We're not going to quit," defensive end Brett Keisel said. "Obviously, it wasn't the start we wanted, but the men in this locker room believe that there's a chance that something great can come out of this if we all work towards it."

After committing 11 turnovers during their worst start since opening 0-6 in 1968, the Steelers didn't have any against the Jets. They also had a pair of takeaways after creating none in their first four contests.

Pittsburgh will try to continue that effort against the rival Ravens, whose Super Bowl MVP quarterback is struggling to make plays with the running game grounded and a lack of weapons with Jacoby Jones battling a knee injury and Anquan Boldin gone to San Francisco.

Though Joe Flacco has thrown for an average of 319.3 yards in his last three games, he's completed 55.2 of his attempts with six picks while being sacked 11 times.

Flacco posted a 68.5 passer rating while throwing for 352 yards with one score and one pick as Baltimore split a pair of meetings with the Steelers last season.

"Obviously, they're a talented, capable team led by superstars in all three phases and they're defending world champs," Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said. "They don't need an endorsement from me."

While he didn't face Baltimore last season because of injuries to his shoulder and ribs, Ben Roethlisberger has completed just 54.9 percent of his attempts for an average of 259.8 yards with six touchdowns and seven interceptions in his last six regular-season meetings with the Ravens.

Roethlisberger connected on 23 of 30 passes for 264 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions Sunday, ending a four-game streak with at least one pick.

The banged-up Steelers, however, won't have Levi Brown for the rest of the season after the new acquisition tore his triceps while warming up to make his debut. Kelvin Beachum, who struggled early before playing better in the second half, is expected to get another start at that spot.

Pittsburgh also lost tight end David Johnson for the year with a wrist injury, while rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones has a concussion. Jones is listed as questionable.

"We're still taking precautions and going through the steps and trying to do the right things in the process for this type of situation," Jones said. "So, we're just taking it slow. We've still got two more days before the game. We'll see what they say."

If Jones can't start, veteran Jason Worilds is expected to reclaim the role that he lost in Game 2 at Cincinnati.

Baltimore linebacker Josh Bynes has been ruled out after having surgery on an infected finger. He's started all six games and ranks fourth on the team with 31 tackles.

The Steelers will try to avoid their fourth straight regular-season home loss to the Ravens.

Game Notes:


Last Updated: 10/20/2014 7:56:11 PM EST


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