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anger 82&95
12-12-2008, 06:34 PM
"When you get two defensive teams like this together, there's going to be a lot of punting. The Ravens force punts on 49 percent of drives, the Steelers on 47 percent, and they rank third and fourth in the NFL, respectively. Both teams are poor on punt returns, but the Ravens might get a nice field position advantage because they've had the best punting unit in the NFL this year, worth 16 points worth of field position compared with an average team punting in the same situations.

The secret to Pittsburgh beating Baltimore is play-action and throwing deep. The Ravens give up 11.2 net yards per pass when there's a play fake, but only 5.7 net yards per pass otherwise. The Rams are the only defense with a bigger difference."