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Winter Weather Could Wreak Havoc for Steelers-Ravens Game



Steelers OLB T.J. Watt
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt in a game against the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 14, 2020. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

PITTSBURGH — The Baltimore Ravens might be resting starters for their Week 18 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday after clinching the top spot in the AFC last week, but the Steelers might be facing one additional foe when they visit M&T Bank Stadium.

The weather.

WBAL-TV in Baltimore is predicting winter weather conditions for Saturday that could make for tough sledding for offensive football.

WBAL reports that the Baltimore area could see a wintry mix on Saturday, with the heaviest of the rain, snow and wind conditions happening on Saturday night. The Steelers and Ravens will kick off at 4:30 p.m. from M&T Bank Stadium.

Winds on Saturday could gust to 40 miles per hour, which could challenge kickers Justin Tucker and Chris Boswell.

Steelers fans making the trip to Baltimore could face even worse conditions, as the mountain areas of Central Pennsylvania and Western Maryland are expected to get all snow, and in greater accumulations.

The Steelers will be traveling to Baltimore on Friday, as they usually arrive in a visiting city the day before a game. It doesn’t seem likely that the playing of the game will be impacted, but it may make for difficult playing conditions.