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How to watch, what to watch for Steelers vs. Ravens in Week 8

The Steelers and Ravens face off in Week 8 of the 2020 NFL season. We break down how to watch the game, odds for the matchup, key injuries, and notable fantasy football start/sit considerations.

Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 18, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens welcome the last undefeated team in the NFL this week. The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to take on their division rival in what could be a nice playoff preview. These two teams are among the best in the AFC, so this should be a bit of a measuring stick for both sides.

The Steelers are coming off an impressive win over the previously undefeated Tennessee Titans. The offense for the Steelers was pretty interesting to observe. They were so effective on third down, converting 13 of 18 chances. Big Ben just had three interceptions and gave the Titans unnecessary possessions.

In their closer than necessary win over the first place Eagles, the Ravens let the Eagles score 22 fourth quarter points and make the game close. Despite the poor defensive performance, the Ravens are still the leagues best scoring defense, only allowing 17.3 points per game.

TV Info

Date: Sunday, Nov. 1
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Channel: CBS
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Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Steelers: #3 Overall — #17 offense, #2 defense, #5 special teams
Ravens: #2 Overall — #19 offense, #3 defense, #1 special teams

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Steelers: +4, +175
Ravens: -4, -200
Total: 46.5

Fantasy football start/sit advice

Steelers

James Conner, RB, $6,400

Conner continues to be the Steelers main source of productivity on offense. He had a great performance against a pretty good Titans defense. The Steelers should prioritize the ground game yet again.

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, $6,600

Big Ben is actually having a pretty solid season. He isn’t passing the ball in large quantities, but he’s been pretty productive with the throws he’s making. Removing the poor performance against the Titans last week, and Ben has 11 touchdowns and one pick on the year. He might be worth a shot against a great Ravens defense if you’re desperate.

Ravens

Marquise Brown, WR, $6,100

Brown has been excellent the last few weeks. His productivity has been solid and as Lamar gets more comfortable it seems like only a matter of time till Brown has a breakout week.

Ravens, D/ST, $3,700

The league’s best scoring defense had a slight embarrassment against the Eagles. With some time to think about that game and some extra cycles to prepare for the Steelers, I’d expect an excellent game from the Ravens defense.