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Bitter AFC North rivals clash on Thursday Night Football as the Baltimore Ravens travel to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Comment as you watch the game right here on Battle Red Blog's Thursday Night Football open thread!

Mike Vick gets a late-career shot to shine tonight in Pittsburgh against the Baltimore Ravens
Mike Vick gets a late-career shot to shine tonight in Pittsburgh against the Baltimore Ravens
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The Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) host the rival Baltimore Ravens (0-3) tonight on Thursday Night Football.  The Steelers will try not to fall too far behind the division-leading Cincinnati Bengals (3-0), but they'll have to do it without their franchise quarterback. Ben Roethlisberger is out for 4-6 weeks due to a bone bruise and MCL sprain.  Steelers fans (and Antonio Brown fantasy owners) everywhere are feeling the sting of Big Ben's loss, but the Ravens are in shambles at 0-3.

Can the Steelers somehow skate by tonight with the athlete formerly known as Michael Vick at the helm?  He now prefers to be called "Mike," and that's appropriate since he's nowhere near who he used to be - and is still just as turnover prone as he ever was.

This feels like a game that will allow Baltimore to get back in the win column, despite it being in Pittsburgh... but I can also see the Steelers heavily relying on Le'Veon Bell to pull one out.  I think Pittsburgh might be able to weather the storm of being without Roethlisberger against poor teams.  At this point, I just don't know if Baltimore is as bad as their record indicates.

Enjoy the game and please discuss in the comments section below!

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