Baltimore Sun Sunday - - SPORTS - By Edward Lee


Prior to last Christ­mas Day, the Ravens had de­feated the Pitts­burgh Steel­ers in three con­sec­u­tive games. Overall, Pitts­burgh owns a 22-20 ad­van­tage in the reg­u­lar-season se­ries.

But the Ravens have won five of the last six games played in Bal­ti­more against the Steel­ers. The Ravens are aim­ing to open the season with a 3-0 mark in the di­vi­sion for the sec­ond year in a row and the fourth time un­der coach John Har­baugh. Pitts­burgh is at­tempt­ing to im­prove to 2-0 in the di­vi­sion for the first time since 2008.

Here are three stats to keep in mind be­fore to­day’s 1 p.m. game at M&T Bank Sta­dium:

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