The starting point for Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh is turnovers. If the Ravens have a chance to deal the Steelers their first loss of the season, it almost certainly will have to come on the heels of a defensive resurgence.
Three games into the season, the Ravens don’t have an interception. Their only turnover came when a Jets running back hit his own blocker and fumbled the ball. Even with Ed Reed in the secondary, you have to wonder how much better the turnover stats would be.
The Ravens need to recover the defensive intensity they had on opening night in the Meadowlands. That was a magnificent effort. It has been missing since, however, and with that restored, they can menace Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch enough that he will put the ball up for grabs.