Pittsburgh – John Harbaugh wins. Gambling sacrificed Baltimore Ravens to keep the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North mix.
Pittsburgh beat Baltimore 20-19 on Sunday, blocking a two-point conversion attempt after Lamar Jackson’s touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins scored Ravens within 12 seconds.
Ravens (8-4) chose the knockout punch instead of giving the star kicker Justin Tucker an additional 35 yards almost automatically. Baltimore’s tight end Mark Andrews couldn’t pull on Jackson’s flip. The Steelers (6-5-1) regained the onside kick and sealed it.
Pittsburgh finished three unwinning streak behind the 39th Quarterly Reversal designed by Ben Roethlisberger.
The 39-year-old quarterback threw 236 yards and two touchdowns in the second half to Diontae Johnson, the last one playing 1:48 in a 5-yard catch and run, leading the Steelers 20-13. Gave.
That was enough. barely.
Jackson took Ravens 60 yards in eight plays, and Watkins tumbled grabs behind the end zone in the last six. The offense stayed in the field for a two-point conversion and chose to do so even after the surprised Pittsburgh called a timeout and reset.
The Steelers put pressure on Jackson — it was constant for more than three hours — and his rushing throw was too far for Andrews to bring it in.
Jackson passed 253 yards in the first quarter with a touchdown and end zone interception. He added the team’s best 55-yard rush, but after not practicing the week after being on the COVID-19 list, seven sack including 31/2 by a star outside the linebacker TJ Watt. Also absorbed.
The day after ESPN reported using anonymous sources, Roethlisberger reported to some of the team that he was telling him that it might be his final season.
A 29-yard throw to the wide open Johnson pulled Pittsburgh within 10-9 in the fourth early stage, and after the team exchanged field goals, he hit Open Johnson to finish 11 plays and 69. Sometimes gave the Steelers the first lead-yard drive.
Johnson redeemed a rare dip in the first half, finishing with eight receptions and two scores at 105 yards, resulting in a touchdown.
Ravens dominated the first half — including a 99-yard drive that chewed for more than 10 minutes — but had only a 7-3 lead to show that.
The Steelers hang behind a defense that couldn’t make Jackson comfortable and buy enough time for Roethlisberger to summon a little bit of magic that defines most of his stellar career. Did.
Ravens: OL Patrick Mechaly left with a hand injury in the second half and never returned.
Steelers: GBJ Finney left with a back injury in the first quarter. Finney has been replaced by John Regrue, who made his NFL debut.
Field judge Mike Weatherford left early in the fourth quarter after entwining with Chase Claypool following a 40-yard gain.
Ravens: When you travel to Cleveland next Sunday, go to the Browns Season Sweep. Baltimore attended the first meeting last week 16-10.
Steelers: Face a short week with a scheduled visit to Minnesota on Thursday night.
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Steelers defeat Ravens 20-19 after failing a two-point attempt
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