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Steelers Season Ends Early With Loss to Ravens, 28 to 10

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By Jared Villani
SteelerNation.com

As the Pittsburgh Steelers playoffs hopes were still very much alive, a lot relied on getting a win against the Baltimore Ravens and other stipulations in the AFC South. Even without MVP front runner, Lamar Jackson and several other starters, the Ravens didn’t have any issues marching down the field with Robert Griffin III under center.

Baltimore was able to rely on kicker Justin Tucker for back to back field goals, including one from 45 yards out as well as a 22-yard chip shot. The Ravens got off to an early 6 to 0 lead over Pittsburgh after a total of 20 offensive plays to dominate the clock.

Devlin “Duck” Hodges and the Steelers offense got their shot to put some points on the board, and running back Benny Snell Jr. led the way for Pittsburgh with 33 yards and a touchdown to take a 7 to 6 lead over the Ravens.

Unfortunately for the Steelers, the Ravens were not done putting up points in the first half as Tucker converted from 42 yards and rookie running back, Justice Hill added another six points with an 8-yard touchdown run. The Ravens now lead 16 to 7 going into the second half.

The Steelers did their best to chip away at the Ravens 9-point lead with Chris Boswell continuing his dominance, nailing a 26-yard field goal to decrease Baltimore’s lead to six. Pittsburgh still trails 10 to 16 as the fourth quarter begins.

The Ravens didn’t appear as though they missed Lamar Jackson with Griffin III leading the Ravens down the field with ease at times. Although Griffin III managed the game well, their trips to the red-zone often ended with a field goal and Tucker struck again in the fourth quarter. The Ravens kicker knocked another field goal down, this time from 47 yards to increase Baltimore’s lead 19 to 10.

The Steelers offensive woes continued and the Ravens took full advantage with a fumble recovery for a touchdown as well as a safety on Hodges to put themselves back in front with two scores. Baltimore pulled way ahead to win handily 28 to 10 and ultimately end the Steelers season early.

Steelers Stat Leaders

Devlin Hodges 9 for 25 95 Yards

Benny Snell Jr. 18 for 91 Yards One Touchdown

Diontae Johnson 4 Receptions for 54 Yards

Devin Bush 12 Tackles

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