Ravens vs. Steelers Point Spread: NFL Week 14 Odds, Prediciton

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger speaks to the media during a news conference after an NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday Dec. 5 2017 in Cincinnati

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger speaks to the media during a news conference after an NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday Dec. 5 2017 in Cincinnati

The Ravens have consistently been the Steelers' biggest challenge in the AFC North. With a win, the Steelers would wrap up the AFC North division title as well as maintain their edge over New England.

Baltimore just popped 44 points on the Lions and scored 23 points in each of the previous two games.

Last week's game was exhausting for fans so I can't imagine how the players felt when they woke up Tuesday morning.

On "Monday Night Football" between the Steelers and Bengals this past week, Tierney told SportsLine readers to go under 43.5, pointing out that only seven of the 24 meetings between teams coached by Mike Tomlin and Marvin Lewis had cleared that total. Baltimore, which now holds the No. 6 seed in the AFC, aims to qualify for the postseason for the seventh time in 10 seasons. The Ravens have surrendered just 59 points over the last five games, which includes two shutouts. The Ravens lead the league with 29 takeaways. Le'Veon Bell had 144 yards rushing and two scores on a whopping 35 carries. These games are usually low scoring and come down to the wire.

A screenshot captured from Google at about 2 p.m. in Pittsburgh on Thursday Dec. 7 2017 following the Steelers' 23-20 win against the Cincinnati Bengals earlier in the week erroneously shows Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger owns the rival

This game has major playoff implications as both teams need wins to maintain their playoff positions.

If Baltimore can pull out a win in their arch rival's house, the road to the playoffs is a cakewalk.

A Ravens player has now taken home an AFC Player of the Week award in three straight weeks. Roethlisberger, who has thrown three picks in the last two games, has been protected pretty well by the offensive line this year, although getting pressure on Roethlisberger is the best way to force him into mistakes. He has been sacked 16 times all year. Brown will look to continue his torrid three-week stretch against a Ravens secondary that will be without standout cornerback Jimmy Smith, who tore his Achilles on Sunday. The NFL's top receiver has had moderate success against the Ravens during his career, hauling in 78 catches and three touchdowns. Smith-Schuster was issued a one-game suspension for his hit on Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict.