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Week 8 Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens

Previewing the match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers visiting the Baltimore Ravens, focusing on key injuries and game notes.

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WEEK 8 GAME PREVIEWS:
ATL @ CAR | MIN @ GB | TEN @ CIN | NYJ @ KC | IND @ DET | PIT @ BAL | LAR @ MIA
NE @ BUF | LV @ CLE | LAC @ DEN | NO @ CHI | SF @ SEA | DAL @ PHI | TB @ NYG

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens
When: 11/1 @ 1:00pm ET
Watch: CBS
Point Spread: Ravens -4
Over/Under: 46.5
Moneyline: Steelers +175 | Ravens -200

Steelers Key Injuries: Alejandro Villanueva, OT, Elbow (Q), Eric Ebron, TE, Elbow (Q), JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Knee (Q), Maurkice Pouncey, C, Elbow (Q), Chris Wormley, DT, Knee (Q), Jordan Dangerfield, S, Quadriceps (Q), Mike Hilton, CB, Shoulder (Q), Diontae Johnson, WR, Ankle (Q), Devin Bush, ILB, ACL (IR), Zach Banner, OT, ACL (IR), Stefen Wisniewski, OG, Chest is expected to return from IR
Ravens Key Injuries: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Illness (Q), Jimmy Smith, CB, Achilles (Q), Anthony Averett, CB, Shoulder (IR), Anthony Levine, DB, Abdomen (Q), Mark Ingram, RB, Ankle (Q), Otaro Alaka, LB, Knee (IR), Tavon Young, CB, ACL (IR), DeAndrew White, WR, Undisclosed (IR), Iman Marshall, CB, Knee (IR), Antoine Wesley, WR, Shoulder (IR)

NOTES: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed season-high 32 of 49 passes (65.3 percent) for 268 yards and two touchdowns last week. Has 2+ touchdown passes in five of his six games this season. Passed for 270 yards and two touchdowns in his last game vs. Bal. (11/4/18). Running back James Conner had 111 scrimmage yards (82 rush, 29 receiving) last week. Aims for third in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. Has touchdown in four of his past five. Aims for his third in a row vs. Bal. with touchdown. Has touchdown in three of past four vs. division. Running back Benny Snell aims for third in row with rush touchdown. Rushed for 91 yards and touchdown in last meeting. Aims for his fourth in row vs. division with rush touchdown. Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster set season highs in catches (9) and receiving yards (85) last week. Has 7+ catches and 75+ receiving yards in two of his past three vs. Bal. Wide receiver Diontae Johnson had nine catches for 80 yards and career-high two touchdowns in Week 7. Had 54 receiving yards in last meeting. Aims for his sixth in row on road with 50+ receiving yards. Wide receiver Chase Claypool leads rookies with four receiving touchdowns this season. Tight end Eric Ebron had six catches for 50 yards last week. Linebacker T.J. Watt had five tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack and a pass defended in Week 7. Has sack in four of past five. Had forced fumble and pass defended in last meeting. Aims for fourth in row on road with pass defended. Linebacker Vince Williams led team with 10 tackles and had two tackles for loss and sack last week. Aims for his third in row vs. Bal. with 7+ tackles. Aims for third in row on road with sack. Watt and Williams tie for NFL lead with 12 tackles for loss this season. Linebacker Bud Dupree aims for his third in row vs. Bal. with sack. Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick had five tackles in Week 7. Has pass defended in two of his past three vs. division.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson LAMAR JACKSON passed for 186 yards and touchdown for 92.5 rating and rushed for season-high 108 yards and touchdown in Week 6, his 7th-career game with 100+ rush yards, second-most by quarterback since 1970 (Michael Vick- 10). Rushed for 70 yards in only career start vs. Pit. (10/6/19). Has 12 touchdowns (11 pass, one rush) vs. one interception for 122.4 rating in his past four vs. division. Running back Mark Ingram aims for his third in row vs. Pit. with rush touchdown. Running back Gus Edwards rushed for first touchdown of season in Week 6. Had career-high 130 rush yards in last meeting. Rookie running back J.K. Dobbins has two rush touchdowns in two career games vs. division. Wide receiver Marquise Brown led team with four catches for 57 yards in Week 6. Aims for fourth in row with 50+ receiving yards. Aims for his third in row vs. division with 5+ catches and 75+ receiving yards. Wide receiver Willie Snead has 50+ receiving yards in three of four career games vs. Pit. Tight end Mark Andrews has 50+ receiving yards and touchdown catch in two of past three. Has seven receiving touchdowns in his past four vs. division. Ties for lead among tight ends with five receiving touchdowns this season. Defensive end Calais Campbell had season highs in tackles for loss (four) and sacks (three) in Week 6, his fourth-career game with 3+ sacks. Has sack in two of his past three vs. Pit. Has four passes defended in three home games this season. Defensive end Pernell McPhee aims for third in row with sack. Aims for his third in row vs. Pit. with sack. Cornerback Marlon Humphrey had eight tackles, sack and forced fumble in Week 6. Aims for third in row with sack and forced fumble. Ties for NFL lead with four forced fumbles this season. Safety DeShon Elliott had first two career forced fumbles in Week 6. Has pass defended in three of past four.

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