The Ravens defense lost one starter, but will get another back in uniform.
Ellerbe (ankle, knee and finger) did not practice all week and told reporters that he was going to be a game-time decision. The team's second leading tackler has been playing with the thumb injury for the last several weeks, but he suffered the ankle injury last week against the Chargers.
With McPhee's return to the lineup, the Ravens will likely rotate him at defensive end along with
Offensively, the Ravens will be without tight end
The other inactives for the Ravens are cornerback
For the Steelers, starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is out with rib and shoulder injuries, meaning veteran Charlie Batch will start in his place. Batch started last week against the Browns and threw for 199 yards and three interceptions in the 20-14 loss.
The Steelers are also without starting linebacker LaMarr Woodley, who was ruled out with an ankle injury. Woodley will be replaced by Jason Worilds, who leads the team with five sacks. Worilds had two sacks last week against the Browns after Woodley went down with the injury.
The Steelers do get some key pieces back this week, as safety Troy Polamalu returns to the lineup for the first time since Week 5 and wide receiver Antonio Brown is back after missing the last three games.
The other inactives for the Steelers are running back Rashard Mendenhall, cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, right tackle Mike Adams, wide receiver Jericho Cotchery and quarterback Byron Leftwich.
Scratching Mendenhall came after the Steelers demoted him to the No. 3 running back on the depth chart behind Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman this week.