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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens takes place on Sunday afternoon in the NFL in a top of the table clash in the AFC North division. This is the second meeting between these two teams within three weeks, and the Steelers will be hoping to gain revenge for a loss in that game today. The match starts at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The first match up between these two teams was a fantastic contest and went right down to the wire. In that game Ben Roethlisberger was missing from the line up, but he is getting stronger by the week now, and he could participate today. Whether Roethlisberger will make the Steelers' team will be decided at the last moment, but if he does make it, it will be a big morale boost for the Steelers players.
Pittsburgh and chasing ferociously for a playoff spot and coming into this game with a 6-5 record their postseason hopes hang in the balance. If they can win today it would be a big stride in their efforts to clinch a playoff berth. However, equally a loss would be a huge dent in their hopes and would see them slip to .500 and running out of games.
The Steelers have no one else to blame but themselves if they fail to capture a playoff spot. Last week's surprise loss to the Cleveland Browns would be one game highlighted where they lost out.
Thanks to that Steelers' loss last week, the Ravens sit three games clear of second placed Steelers. Baltimore are an impressive 9-2 and cruising to the divisional title.
The motive for the Raves to win this game is clear; a victory today would guarantee them a playoff spot. If they can clinch their position in the postseason calendar now then they could take a measured approach at the remainder of the regular season's games.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will face off against the Baltimore Ravens at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.