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Ravens and Joe Flacco hope to finally get a win vs. Pittsburgh

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The Baltimore Ravens are at risk of having the 2015 season run away from them.

Fortunately for them, they face a Thursday night game against a Pittsburgh Steelers‘ team without Ben Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger is injured, which will leave the quarterback duties to 35-year-old Michael Vick. That should be enough to cause some headaches for the 0-3 Ravens. The Ravens are good enough, however, to have held a second-half lead in all three of their defeats.

So far this year, the Ravens have fallen to teams that are a combined 8-1 on the season.

Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco has thrown for 746 yards and four touchdowns over the last two weeks, and he faces a Pittsburgh secondary that is considered the soft spot of their defense.

The Ravens, however, have averaged only 72 yards per game on the ground.

The Ravens’ own run defense, however, has been solid.

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Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit garysheltonsports@gmail.com.

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