The originally scheduled primetime Thanksgiving matchup got more interesting over the week after Baltimore Ravens running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins tested positive for COVID-19. They will not be able to take the field against their undefeated AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers look to extend their perfect record Sunday after the game was postponed from Thursday, but they have to avoid one key thing.
On the daily Locked On Steelers podcast, host Christopher Carter was joined by Dean Lampietro to discuss what this means for the matchup and the one thing that the Steelers cannot let happen in this clash with the Ravens.
Carter: The things the Steelers can’t do and the fans can’t do, and I don’t think the Steelers will, sit back and say they don’t have Ingram. They don’t have Dobbins. We’re good to go. No. They have Gus Edwards. They will gas you with Lamar Jackson, who is a bit overrated.
Lampietro: You had to get your dig in.
Carter: What’s happened to him since I said that? They can still run the ball. They are still very capable of running the ball. The run defense looks a little bit better for the Steelers, but they can’t sleep on this. They cannot look at this misfortune that the Ravens are going through, and we wouldn’t wish that on anyone and hopefully, Ingram and Dobbins get healthy. We certainly hope for that. In terms of who will be playing though, they can’t sleep on them. They can’t relax. This is AFC North football in the kitchen, and you’ve got to be ready to cook.