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Steelers will make Ravens' Lamar Jackson uncomfortable with attacking defense

Ravens (6-4) at Steelers (10-0)

8:20 p.m. ET | NBC

Matchup rating: 90.1 | Spread: PIT -4.5 (45)

What to watch for: The Steelers insist they don't have Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson's number, but they forced him to turn the ball over four times in the previous meeting and to throw three interceptions in their lone 2019 matchup (Jackson was held out of the Week 17 game). The Ravens were still able to run all over Pittsburgh earlier this month, but the Steelers' pressure and ability to make Jackson uncomfortable are very effective. Look for them to dial it up again. -- Brooke Pryor

Bold prediction: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will throw four touchdown passes. Since 2013, he is 4-1 against the Ravens at Heinz Field, throwing 13 touchdowns and three interceptions (104.0 passer rating). And in Baltimore's four losses this season, the defense has given up 10 touchdown passes and recorded one interception. -- Jamison Hensley

Stat to know: The Steelers are the 14th team since the 16-game schedule was introduced (1978) to start with a 10-0 record, and only one of those teams finished with fewer than 13 wins (the 2015 Patriots went 12-4). Pittsburgh can clinch a playoff spot in Week 12 with a victory Thursday and losses by the Raiders and Dolphins on Sunday. It would match the earliest clinching since the playoffs expanded to 12 teams in 1990 (now 14 teams), but only one of the six teams that clinched a spot in Week 12 has gone on to win the Super Bowl (Washington in 1991).

Injuries: Ravens | Steelers

What to know for fantasy: Baltimore wide receiver Marquise Brown has seen his fantasy point total decline in each of his past five games. See Week 12 rankings.

Betting nugget: Pittsburgh is 8-2 ATS this season, the best mark in the NFL. Read more.

Hensley's pick: Steelers 31, Ravens 23

Pryor's pick: Steelers 34, Ravens 31

FPI prediction: PIT, 53.8% (by an average of 1.3 points)

Thanksgiving Day throwback: A 2013 matchup -- the only other such meeting between these teams on Thanksgiving -- ended with a failed game-tying 2-point conversion attempt for Pittsburgh, resulting in a 22-20 Ravens win. But the game is remembered for a 73-yard kickoff return. Baltimore returner Jacoby Jones sprinted up the left side and appeared destined to take it to the house, but he nearly ran into Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, who was very close to the field of play. Jones didn't score, and the drive ended with a field goal. Tomlin was fined $100,000 for the incident.

Matchup must-reads: Ravens reeling after another painful and embarrassing collapse to Titans ... Comeback player of year? Steelers' Roethlisberger also making push for first MVP ... A Thanksgiving trip: Revisiting Steelers-Ravens and Mike Tomlin's sideline sidestep in 2013 ... How good are the Steelers? Ranking Pittsburgh against other 10-0 teams