At the end of a tough game, Pickett finally came back to life to lead the Steelers to their first touchdown of the night. Pickett deftly escaped the rush of passing, keeping his balance and finding Nagy Harris A 10-yard touchdown with 56 seconds remaining.
The Steelers went on to win 16-13and kept their playoff hopes alive going into the final week of the regular season.
Pickett still has a long way to go in his development, but he leads such a way on the road against the Crows and last week’s match-winner against Las Vegas Raiders It says a lot about his confidence. Being able to put these engines together is a valuable trait in a midfielder and Piquet shows he has it.
Had the Ravens won, next week’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals would almost certainly be for the AFC North title. That could still be the case, but the Bengals can clinch the division with a Monday night win against the Bengals Buffalo bills.
The Steelers are 8-8, somehow, in what was supposed to be a touchdown season. And they are seeing some positive moments from the rookie quarterback.
The Steelers-Ravens play another physical game
The Steelers and Ravens have played the same game for what seems like 20 years. Points are hard to come by. becomes a chibi. The beating seems intense. It’s the same regardless of whether the game is in Pittsburgh or Baltimore. It’s the NFL’s version of the “Edge of Tomorrow.”
Sunday night’s game started out like any game you’re involved in Joe Flaco and Ben Roethlisberger years ago. There were hard hitting and little scoring. When the Steelers defensive line Cameron Hayward It got a bit too hot after playing third and 16th, it cost the Steelers dearly. Heyward pushed the Ravens lineman while on the mound and received a 15-yard penalty for it. It was a questionable call. Instead of going for a field goal, the Ravens got a gift first. They turned that into a touchdown, the first of the game, to rookie tight end Isaiah Likely on a 7-yard catch just before halftime.
In what was a low-scoring, close game, the four extra points the Ravens earned after a Heyward penalty were significant. The Steelers had to chase most of the game.
The game was tough after the first half as well. There were no touchdowns in the third quarter. The Ravens increased their lead to 13-3 with a Justin Tucker field goal, but the Steelers came back with a field goal of their own.
The Ravens took a 13-6 lead in the fourth quarter, and it looked like either offense could clinch the win with just one hit.
The game continues into the fourth quarter
The Steelers put up a decent drive in the fourth quarter, mostly with penalties, but it stalled and they settled for another field goal. The Ravens defense did a great job of keeping the Steelers out of the end zone. At that point, four of their five possessions, not counting a kneeling down at the end of the half, entered Ravens territory but all resulted in field goal attempts. One was a miss before Chris Boswell.
The Ravens defense was doing everything it could but the offense couldn’t put the game away. Great comeback to the Pittsburgh 40-yard line after the Steelers cut Baltimore’s lead to a 13-9 miss when the offense went three and out. Crows miss injured Lamar Jackson. Tyler Huntley He didn’t play well in his place.
It was clear for much of the fourth quarter that the Ravens’ defense would likely have to get 13 points off offense. Then the Steelers started driving. Two nice throws by Pickett pushed the Steelers deep into Ravens territory. The quarterback snuck on third down and caught a first down at the 12-yard line with just over a minute remaining. Pickett then made a great play to hit Harris for a touchdown and the lead.
The Ravens had a shot to get into field goal range for Tucker, but nothing was coming on offense. Huntley threw a game-clinching interception with 13 seconds left in the game.
The Steelers were not universally praised for their first-round pick of Pickett. There were questions about his rise. He’s far from finished product, but the Steelers already know that no moment is too big for him.