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NFL Week 2 picks: Who the experts are taking in Steelers vs. Ravens

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In a pivotal AFC North matchup between bitter rivals, see who the experts are taking in the Thursday night match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading into enemy territory when they play the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night in Week 2 of NFL action. Currently, the Ravens are 2.5-point favorites to win the contest, but let's see who the experts selected in this AFC-North grudge match.

Experts at cbssports.com absolutely love the Steelers in this game. The entire panel of eight experts who make weekly picks of NFL games selected the Steelers to leave M&T Bank Stadium with a victory, all except for NFL insider Jason La Confora and Jamey Eisenberg who both selected the Ravens to hold serve at home and move both teams' records to 1-1.

Folks here at SB Nation also seem to be leaning towards Pittsburgh to get a huge road win and advance to 2-0 not only overall, but also in the AFC North. Five out of the six bloggers that make selections chose Pittsburgh to win on the road, while David Fucillo was the lone blogger to pick Baltimore.

Yahoo! Sports has a pair of experts who make weekly picks, and to no surprise, they are split on who they like in this Thursday night game. Frank Schwab believes the Steelers will be the victorious team, while fellow expert Eric Adelson thinks the Ravens will right the ship and find a way to win.

When it comes to a Baltimore and Pittsburgh football game, it almost always comes down to a field-goal margin or less. The last five games between these two teams have come down to three points or fewer deciding the winner of the game.

These games often come down to the wire, and the upcoming Week 2 game very well might follow that trend.