When the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens square up, anyone interested in betting Week 15 NFL matchups can expect a tight spread. Since the Ravens left Cleveland in 1996, they inherited the mantle of being Pittsburgh’s biggest rival. While the Steelers have won the last four NFL matchups in the series, they were games that could have gone either way.
Those four Pittsburgh victories were by a combined 13 points, with one of the two games going into overtime last season. While the Steelers are a franchise in transition and Baltimore will bring back star quarterback Lamar Jackson, fans can always count on matchups between these two teams being hotly contested.
While division matchups are always fun, there is plenty to look forward to on the schedule his week.
NFL Games of the Week
Thursday, Dec. 8
Sunday, Dec. 11
Monday, Sept. 12
Here’s a look at some interesting facts about NFL Week 14 matchups.
Master vs. student?
Tom Brady never got a chance to suit up for his hometown San Francisco 49ers. However, the veteran quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can take delight in playing his hometown team that features his former protege, Jimmy Garoppalo. While San Francisco is still hoping to move Garroppalo, his contract makes it difficult.
Both Tampa Bay and San Francisco are both expected to challenge for the playoffs and it will give Brady a chance to play in front of Bay Area-crowd for the last time.
Other important matchups
- Russell Wilson was brought in to help the Denver Broncos become a Super Bowl contender. Winning at home against the Chiefs, who have won the past six AFC West crowns under coach Andy Reid. Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes will also be motivated to show who is the best quarterback in the division. The Denver Broncos haven’t beaten the Chiefs since 2015, a string of 13 straight games.
- Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals are on a tour to show the league they weren’t a fluke. Taking down the Cleveland Browns and their superstar quarterback Deshaun Watson will be a good challenge for the Bengals.
- If the New York Giants want to get back into contention for NFC East title, they will need to protect home field against the Eagles.