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There was a lot to gripe about regarding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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After all Pittsburgh Steelers Hoodie , there was a reason Mike Tomlin spoke about the “September Stench” surrounding his team as the calendar turned to October. But one of the most blatant issues with the Steelers has been penalties. In fact, the Steelers are the most penalized team in the NFL heading into Week 7, but the team is trending in the right direction. This from Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:21 penalties in three games for 167 yards is hardly something to write home about, but it is a far cry from the 37 penalties for 361 yards in their first trio of games.The penalties have been numerous, and in almost every variety possible. Lining up illegally on a kickoff/punt, illegal hands to the face, illegal man down field and the always fun false starts to put the offense in an early hole regarding down and distance.With that said, if there is one area of the Steelers which has played superb throughout the entire season, it would be the offensive line. Sure, everyone sees them keeping Ben Roethlisberger upright, but look at these penalty statistics:Yes, the Steelers get penalized a lot, but very few of those penalties come from the offensive line. Throw in the fact this unit hasn’t allowed a sack, and only one quarterback hit, in the past two games Youth Customized Pittsburgh Steelers Jerseys , and it is safe to say this is one of the league’s best offensive lines.The road ahead for the Steelers doesn’t get easier. Teams like the Ravens, Saints, Patriots and Chargers all await them in the second half of the season, and one thing the team can’t do is continually shoot themselves in the foot with penalties. By just eliminating the negative plays via penalty will immensely help the Steelers’ chances of not just winning games, but winning the AFC North division and punching their ticket into the postseason once again. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens will renew their rivalry for the second, and last time, of the 2018 regular season. 12 The Ravens got the best of the Steelers in the first meeting at Heinz Field, and Pittsburgh is looking to get revenge on their division rivals at M&T Bank Stadium this Sunday in Week 9.Entering the game, the two teams couldn't be on different trajectories. The Steelers are coming off three straight wins over the Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns, while the Ravens have lost two tough games against the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers. Despite the overall records, and recent successes, Las Vegas has the Ravens a 3-point favorites at home. This is understandable considered how the Steelers have struggled in Baltimore in recent memory. The win there in 2017 was the first win in Baltimore since Charlie Batch was the quarterback of the Steelers, filling in for an injured Ben Roethlisberger.Regardless of what Vegas says, it is time to see who the NFL experts like in this AFC North matchup.If you are looking for a panel which favors the black-and-gold www.steelersfootballauthentics.com , look no further than both ESPN and CBS Sports. Of ESPN’s 10 experts, six of them like the Steelers to extend their winning streak to four games. A whopping 7 of CBS’ 9 experts also like the Steelers this Sunday as road underdogs.At USA Today, 3 of the 5 experts are favoring the Steelers, but have no fear, the haters here at SB Nation are pro-Baltimore. Only 2 of the 7 experts who submit weekly picks sees the Steelers winning on the road. Believe it or not, experts are split on this matchup. For further evidence of this you have to take a look at the entire spectrum of NFL expert picks. This is where the website NFL Pick Watch comes in handy. NFL Pick Watch takes all expert picks across the world wide web and puts them in one easy-to-read graph. According to those at NFL Pick Watch, 52% of experts like the Ravens to hold serve at home and right the ship heading into Week 10. There you have it. Vegas is leaning towards the Ravens, and the NFL Expert community as a whole is doing the same. Will the Steelers defy the odds and leave Baltimore with a win, moving their record to 5-2-1, or will the Ravens resurrect their division hopes with a much needed win?Only time will tell, but let us know what you think of this game in the comment section below! Also, check out the podcast below for an in-depth breakdown of the upcoming matchup! Custom Arizona Cardinals Jerseys
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