The Baltimore Ravens ended their two-year losing streak against the Pittsburgh Steelers and came out victorious in a tough Week 14 matchup.
The game consisted of extreme highs and extreme lows but ultimately ended in a much-needed victory for Baltimore, with the Ravens winning 16-14 in an expected low-scoring affair.
The Ravens’ defense recorded three interceptions, yet they also struggled with missed tackles and seemed to be on the brink of a fourth-quarter collapse. Justin Tucker made a bit of history in Week 14, yet the Ravens suffered another huge injury blow when Tyler Huntley left the game in the third quarter.
UDFA backup quarterback Anthony Brown stepped in under center and wasn’t asked to do much; still, Brown and the Ravens managed to crawl to a crucial win against their AFC North rivals. Baltimore is now 9-4 and one step closer to the postseason, albeit at this point, they’re practically hobbling to the finish line.
Ravens’ run game comes alive against Steelers in Week 14
The Ravens’ running backs and inside linebacker corps arguably shined the most on Sunday: J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards revitalized a formerly limp Baltimore rushing attack, going for 186 combined yards on the ground.
Dobbins had an exceptional day in his first game back from injury, scoring the Ravens’ lone touchdown and running at an extremely efficient rate of 8.0 yards per carry.
Roquan Smith and Patrick Queen both made huge impacts with an interception apiece; Smith also had a huge sack and solidified his case for a contract extension in 2023. The Ravens’ defense simply looks unstoppable with Smith and Queen dominating the center of the field.
Defensive lineman Calais Campbell gets a nod for his monumental field goal block that prevented the Steelers from getting more points on the board.
With Huntley out due to injury, the Ravens had to rely on their defense and special teams to muster a win, and they did just enough to close out the game against a well-coached Steelers team.
The Ravens should provide an update on Huntley’s status in the coming days, but at least Baltimore can add one more line to their win tally.