The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens in a random Wednesday to close out Week 12, and it turned into a bit of a barnburner in the fourth quarter. The Steelers won 19-14, getting the victory but losing the cover on a late Marquise Brown catch-and-run score. The Steelers had closed as 10.5 point favorites.
There’s so much to unpack from this play and this game. Trace McSorley replaced Robert Griffin III after the starter injured his thigh. The Ravens struggled to get anything going without turnover help, and yet somehow McSorley found Hollywood Brown, a Steelers defender dove and missed, and Brown made a couple moves to scamper in for the 70-yard score.
Most of the game was an ugly one across the board. The Steelers looked like the better team throughout, but struggled mightily in the red zone. They could have easily won this by three or four scores, but they struggled to find any kind of consistency. We lost track of the number of dropped passes, and the fourth quarter saw Diontae Johnson struggling to hold onto multiple passes.
The Steelers walked away winners, but Ravens bettors secured the victory on the late score.