For most of the 2014 season, the Ravens have been the dominant team in their division. Up until their second loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore was being discussed as one of the AFC's elite teams and a possible Super Bowl contender. Armed with a restocked defense, Baltimore can still compete for a title if it takes care of its division.
The Steelers, meanwhile, have resurrected their season with three wins in their last four games. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is playing as well as he ever has, perhaps forcing himself into the MVP discussion. Helping him on offense is the dynamic duo of Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown.
Baltimore has utilized a number of running backs so far this season. Justin Forsett has earned the lion's share of the carries (104), but rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro has eaten away at his workload, rushing for 226 yards on 51 carries. The receiving corps is far more one sided. Steve Smith, 35, leads the team in catches (41), and yards (675) with no other pass catcher netting even half those figures.
Last week, Roethlisberger became the first quarterback to throw for over 500 yards in a single game this season. He did so completing 40 of his 49 passes and tossing a season-high six touchdowns. As is often the case, the prime beneficiary was Brown, who hauled in 10 passes for 133 yards and two scores.
The Ravens enter Sunday's game with a record of 5-3. The Steelers also come in at 5-3.
How to watch
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
When: 8:30 p.m. ET
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
The Ravens are 1-point favorites according to OddsShark.