3 takeaways from the Ravens Week 13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers

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The Baltimore Ravens had the opportunity to separate themselves within the division. With the Cincinnati Bengals losing to the Los Angeles Chargers in the early games, the Ravens could have strengthened their stranglehold on playoff positioning.

However, with their 20-19 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, now everything is up to grasp. Not only did they suffer a painful loss but the injury bug has struck again.

According to reports, the Ravens will be without starting right tackle Patrick Mekari for several weeks and they also lost Marlon Humphrey for the season.

It just seems after each passing game, the Ravens continue to drop like flies.

Baltimore has a very tough remaining schedule with three division games left. They can’t afford to lose any more division games or things could get very ugly for the Ravens.

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1. Classic rivalry game

This game was a classic Ravens/Steelers game. It was tough. It was ugly. And of course, it ended in a dramatic fashion.

After doing nothing for three quarters, the Steelers’ offense woke up in the final period. They scored 17 points, moving up and down the field.

The Ravens in a similar fashion did very little offensively. They made too many mistakes in the 1st half which ultimately cost them the game.

But in the last two-minute drill, Lamar Jackson was able to throw a touchdown to Sammy Watkins in the final seconds to give them a chance to win.

However, instead of kicking the PAT, they aggressively decided to win the game by going for two. The decision has been a debating point for the whole football world. Should the Ravens have taken the PAT or gone for two?

Regardless once again it was a great intense game between the greatest rivalry in sports.