Ravens vs. Steelers: 3 things that need to go right

December 25, 2009

1. Throw the ball successfully against the Steelers. In its past five games, Pittsburgh has allowed quarterbacks to average 263.6 yards per game and throw for nine TDs without being intercepted. This is how to beat the Steelers' defense, which ranks first against the run.

2. Continue the interception barrage. Despite injuries in the secondary, the Ravens have intercepted 13 passes in their past six games. Ben Roethlisberger hasn't thrown a pick in his past 89 attempts (covering 10 quarters).

3. Create a spark in the return game. The Steelers' coverage teams rank 29th on kickoffs and 24th on punts. How will the Ravens address their return game with Chris Carr starting at cornerback and Lardarius Webb out?

- Jamison Hensley

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