They're giving up 19.9 pts vs us giving up 19.1. Not that much difference. Yardage doesn't tell the whole story.
Ravens are plus 12 in TO's.... The D stinks though... nowhere near as good as previous years but they are doing enough to win. They are pretty much making that 1 play the changes the game, like the punt return vs us.
Ravens are the better team this year. 9-2 vs. 6-5, they're finding ways to win. They were the better team last year, too. Hopefully, we turn the tide...I'd love to see it begin this Sunday, but I'm so not optimistic about that...
No but they have beaten us like a rented mule for the last year or so.....Quote:
Do the Ravens own us?
The Steelers defense isn't better because our offense hold the ball longer...
The Steelers defense is better because their 3rd down conversion % is better (34.3% vs 37.9%)
The Steelers defense is better because their yards per play is better (4.5 vs 5.2)
The Steelers defense is better because their scoring defense is better (19.1 ppg vs 19.9 ppg)
The Ravens have a better record because their scoring offense is much better than the Steelers (25.7 ppg vs 21.0 ppg)
The Steelers have improved over last year despite the last three games...but not enough...
To quote the great Mike Tomlin, "we're not interested in style points." All that matters is the "W" and the Ravens are finding a way to get one and we aren't. I could care less about rankings.
These are the only three stats that really matter:
Bottom line....there is not a lot of meaningful difference between our defenses this year.
I don't know if they own us the way we have owned them for so long. We lost three in a row and a safe bet would be, get ready for fourth in a row. When we were kicking their buts I don't remember them having so many injuries as we have. Last seasons opener , we stunk the place up and they owned us that particular day. The second game of the season and this past game of the this season we were having our typical Steelers Raven rival games but, they Ravens are now winning the close ones the way we used to.
Having said all that, let me see the Ravens continue to beat us and then move on to three Super Bowls as our Steelers had.
The Ravens have never been as good as our Steelers. They may beat us once in a while or a couple of seasons in a row but, they do it when we are down and they never go to the big dance afterwards.
We beat the Ravens and then we go to and win Super Bowls afterwards. To me, that's owning the Ravens.