Check this out and try not to fall flat to the ground. The Baltimore Ravens held the Steelers to zero points in Sunday's first quarter. They held the Steelers to three points by halftime. They held them to another field goal and one safety with only 120 seconds to play.
And then, they surrendered a freaking touchdown in a 41-yard pass from Kenny Pickett to George Pickens and with that Baltimore lost a game they had led for the first 58 minutes and 43 seconds of play. Ugh.
Pickett led the Steelers offense late in the fourth quarter completing an 80-yard, eight-play drive ending in a touchdown by sophomore wideout Pickens. The receiver burned Marlon Humphrey before and after catching that pass, scored the lone touchdown for his team, and won the game for Pittsburgh.
Baltimore led the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers for 58 minutes and 43 seconds
The Ravens never trailed throughout the whole game until they surrendered that game-changing pass. They led 7-0, 10-0, 10-3, 10-5, 10-8... and then the touchdown came. It flipped the score from that to 10-14, and a final field goal scored by Pittsburgh with 49 seconds left made it 10-17 and put the cherry on top of an extraordinary screwup.
With this game pitting the Steelers and the Ravens against each other, it was obvious that something bizarre had to happen. Sadly, that fell on the positive side for Pittsburgh and the very negative for Baltimore on Sunday, as the former got the W and went on to lead the AFC North above the Ravens because of their 1-0 head-to-head record.
There were blocked punts, sacks, fumbles, interceptions, and even a safety in Week 5. Most of those plays, which are nearly all negative, happened to the Ravens on a day in which they clearly lacked the execution needed in this type of contest.
The Ravens decided to fly to London for their matchup against Tennessee as early as Monday, something no other team has ever done before for an international game. Will it work for the Flock? We'll find out on Sunday.