The Pittsburgh Steelers keep playoff hopes alive with a 16-13 rivalry win over the Baltimore Ravens
Kenny Pickett comes up to throw Najee Harris for a 10-yard touchdown with 56 seconds left to defeat the Baltimore Ravens with a late 16-13 win in the rivalry showdown and keep Pittsburgh’s playoff hopes alive
- The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens 16-13 on Sunday night
- Kenny Pickett threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Najee Harris seconds before the end
- It was the first touchdown the Baltimore Ravens allowed at home in four games
- The Steelers needed it and a loss for Miami Dolphins earlier to avoid elimination
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The Pittsburgh Steelers kept their playoff hopes alive for another week with a 16-13 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night
Kenny Pickett threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Najee Harris with 56 seconds left to earn the win in the tight rivalry showdown.
It was the first touchdown Baltimore allowed at home in four games, and the Steelers (8-8) needed it to avoid elimination. Just like they needed Miami to lose to New England earlier in the day, which is what happened.
The Pittsburgh Steelers managed to keep their playoff hopes alive for another week on Sunday
Kenny Pickett threw a 10-yard touchdown pass with seconds to beat the Ravens
Pickett found Najee Harris for the touchdown with 56 seconds remaining to earn the 16-13 win
Pittsburgh can now make the playoffs by beating Cleveland next weekend – if Miami and New England both lose. A lot still has to be right, but a lot went right on Sunday.
Trailing 13-9, Pickett drove the Steelers 80 yards in 3:20 against their rivals with the season in jeopardy. In 3rd and 8th of 10, the rookie dodged the pressure and threw a perfect pass to Harris that slipped on the left touchline behind linebacker Roquan Smith.
The playoff-tied Ravens (10-6) now need Buffalo to beat Cincinnati on Monday to keep their hopes of winning the AFC North alive.
Tyler Huntley threw a touchdown pass to Isaiah Likely late in the first half for the game’s only other touchdown.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Harris is tackled by Roquan Smith (18) and Travis Jones (98).
Wide receiver George Pickens (14) makes a catch in front of Ravens’ Brandon Stephens (21).
The Steelers need help to reach the playoffs, but they’re in full control of another streak. They haven’t had a losing record since 2003 — and they never have under coach Mike Tomlin, now in his 16th season.
A penalty kick against Pittsburgh’s Cam Heyward resulted in the game’s first touchdown. With a 3-tie late in the second quarter, the Steelers stopped Baltimore in third place, but Heyward was called upon for unnecessary roughness while on top of the pile. Rather than settle for a field goal, the Ravens had a fresh set of downs on the Pittsburgh 7 with 11 seconds remaining.
In the next game, Huntley threw a left at Likely at the goal line to put Baltimore ahead by seven.
The Ravens are 2-2 without quarterback Lamar Jackson, who was sidelined again with a knee injury. Passing on Sunday looked sharper than some of Huntley’s previous actions, but he was intercepted late in the game after the Steelers took the lead.
Harris rushed for 111 yards for Pittsburgh. JK Dobbins rushed for 93 yards for Baltimore.
Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (39) tackles Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews (89).
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