Steelers-Ravens rivalry renewed with duel for 1st place
By The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (4-3) at BALTIMORE (3-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Ravens by 2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Pittsburgh 4-3, Baltimore 2-4-1
SERIES RECORD — Pittsburgh leads 24-20
LAST MEETING — Ravens beat Steelers, 20-17, Dec. 27, 2015
LAST WEEK — Steelers bye, lost to Patriots 27-16 on Oct. 23 Ravens bye, lost to Jets 24-16 on Oct. 23
AP PRO32 RANKING — Steelers No. 11, Ravens No. 24
STEELERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (21), PASS (8).
STEELERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (27), RUSH (16), PASS (26).
RAVENS OFFENSE — OVERALL (25), RUSH (26), PASS (18).
RAVENS DEFENSE — OVERALL (4), RUSH (4), PASS (6).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Duel for first place in AFC North. … Ravens swept Steelers last year and have won three straight, including 2014 wild-card game, in contentious rivalry. … WR Mike Wallace, who played four seasons in Pittsburgh, faces Steelers for first time as member of Ravens. … Steelers have lost two straight after 4-1 start; Ravens went winless in October after 3-0 September. … Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger questionable for Sunday in wake of Oct. 17 knee surgery. He’s thrown 27 TDs in regular season vs. Ravens, most by any QB. … Steelers WR Antonio Brown has only one career TD vs. Ravens. He leads team in 2016 with 46 catches, 592 yards receiving and five TDs. … Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin is 8-10 lifetime vs. Ravens in regular season. … Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, who played in college at Maryland, has TD in two consecutive games. … Pittsburgh WR Sammie Coates leads NFL with 21.3 yards per catch average. … LB Lawrence Timmons leads Steelers with 48 tackles. … Ravens QB Joe Flacco is one of eight players in NFL history to throw for more than 30,000 yards in first nine seasons. … LB Zachary Orr leads Ravens with 63 tackles. … Ravens LB Terrell Suggs has 14 ½ career sacks vs. Steelers, most by any player. … Baltimore LB C.J. Mosley had 10 tackles and forced fumble in last game vs. Steelers and leads all NFL LBs with three interceptions. … Ravens K Justin Tucker is 18 for 18 on FG tries and perfect on nine conversion attempts. … Fantasy Tip: Though Brown has only one career TD in 11 games vs Ravens, he’s averaged 91 yards per game in last five starts against Baltimore (including playoffs) and is facing injury-depleted secondary.