Steelers remain unbeaten subsequent to beating Ravens in threefold delayed game
The Pittsburgh Steelers are as yet great, even in the midst of every one of their defects. Playing in the early evening in the week in a pandemic, Ben Roethlisberger tossed for 266 yards and a final quarter score to JuJu Smith-Schuster, and the Steelers improved to 11-0 with an incoherent 19-14 success over the undermanned Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday.
The Ravens (6-5) lost their third in a row while playing without in excess of twelve players on the save/Covid-19 rundown, including ruling NFL MVP Lamar Jackson and running backs Mark Ingram and JK Dobbins.
Reinforcement quarterback Robert Griffin III battled in Jackson’s place, turning it over twice in the main quarter and finishing seven of 12 passes prior to being supplanted by Trace McSorley halfway through the final quarter in the wake of harming his left hamstring.
McSorley, one of 11 players advanced from the training crew before the opening shot, associated with Marquise Brown for a 70-yard score run with 2:58 left. Be that as it may, the Steelers had the option to deplete the clock behind a third-down snatch by James Washington, taking out the Ravens from rehashing as AFC North victors.
A Covid-19 episode in Baltimore constrained the NFL to push the game back multiple times: first from Thanksgiving to Sunday, at that point from Sunday to Tuesday, and at last from Tuesday to Wednesday. The groups commenced in the early evening to not meddle with NBC’s yearly Christmas exceptional at Rockefeller Center.
That was a smart thought: the less eyeballs on this one the better.
While NFL official Roger Goodell not long after saying on a telephone call that the group was resolved to finishing the ordinary season on time called it “an extraordinary game,” the item on the field recommended something else.
The Ravens couldn’t pass. Pittsburgh’s collectors couldn’t get. What’s more, a challenge that seemed as though a confuse on paper the Steelers went off as hefty top picks, an extraordinariness in a competition that is one of the NFL’s best was rather a celebration of blah.
Regardless of whether it was the all-encompassing cutback, the ocean of newcomers push into eminent functions for the Ravens or playing on a day generally held for the main genuine act of a common game week, the sizzle that is for quite some time characterized this arrangement evaporated in the fresh early December air.