THREE REASONS TO LIKE THE RAVENS (-7) OVER THE STEELERS
Ben Roethlisberger is injured and will not play, making the Steelers start their third-string QB.
Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is hurt, and the Steelers are a different team when he’s not in the lineup.
The Steelers are 1-4 against the spread when Roethlisberger is healthy. It will get only worse without him.
THREE REASONS TO LIKE THE TEXANS (+31/2) OVER THE COLTS
The Texans covered their last game against the Colts.
Dwight Freeney is out, so Texans quarterback Matt Schaub should have more time to throw.
The Texans should try to control the clock with Steve Slaton and Chris Brown, keeping the Colts offense on the sideline.
LAST WEEK: 1-1