After falling to the Baltimore Ravens 35-7 in the season opener, Pittsburgh does not want to get swept by their archrivals.
But as we enter the second half of the season, Pittsburgh is a different team than the one that lost to Baltimore in the opener, and Casey Hampton does not think they will have a repeat of that game on Sunday night.
“I can’t see that happening again,” Hampton said of the Steelers 35-7 loss against the Ravens in their first meeting. “If they beat us, they’re going to beat us, but it’s not going to be an out-tempo thing, where they’re playing faster and with more intensity. I guarantee you that.”
Hampton, who was neutralized by the Ravens blocking scheme, will be prepared, as will the rest of the Steelers, including Hines Ward, if healthy of course.
“You have to understand the magnitude of it, what it means…They whipped our butt the first game,” said Ward. “There’s nothing we can really do about that; now we get a chance Sunday night in Heinz Field.”
Pittsburgh will want to make the most of the Sunday night clash against Baltimore as they try to take a firm grasp on the AFC North.
Here are the keys for the Steelers to earn a victory over the Ravens.