The Steelers and Ravens bring matching 8-3 records into Sunday night's game. The Ravens were victorious the first time these two AFC North bullies met this season. However, Ben Roethlisberger was still serving his suspension and Ed Reed was on the physically unable to perform list.
This game is much more important to both teams than their week four match-up. ESPN computer models suggest that the winner of this game has an 87 percent chance of winning the division. It is highly unlikely that two teams will make the playoffs out of the AFC South or AFC West, meaning that both teams will most likely still make the playoffs. However, clinching the division will guarantee a home game in the playoffs.
The following slides are going to examine key match-ups that will go a long way in determining the winner and loser of this game, and quite possibly the division winner.