The Pittsburgh Steelers, who are fighting for a playoff spot, travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens in a classic AFC North matchup.
Lamar Jackson OUT and Kenny Pickett READY for Ravens vs. Steelers
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- Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens are still hoping to win the AFC North and earn a home playoff game against the New York Jets on Sunday night.
The road would be much easier if quarterback Lamar Jackson was available, but that appears increasingly unlikely.
This week, Jackson has yet to practice, and his coach has been evasive about his availability.
The Ravens clinched a playoff spot last week with a 17-9 win over the Atlanta Falcons without Jackson.
Tyler Huntley scored on a touchdown pass, and the Ravens defense forced Atlanta to settle for three field goals to secure the victory.
Interestingly, the Ravens earned their spot when the Bengals, who are vying for the division lead, defeated the Patriots.
Key Injuries: Jackson’s availability appears improbable given his absence from practice all week. DE Calais Campbell appears to be injured, missing practice all week.
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- Pittsburgh Steelers
Tomlin isn’t concerned about his own personal streak of not having a losing season, but he’d like to see it continue if it means his team gets another playoff berth.
Last week, with the city of Pittsburgh mourning the loss of Steeler legend Franco Harris, the Steelers came from behind to defeat the Raiders in a 13-10 defensive battle.
Las Vegas led 10-3 at halftime, and the score remained that way until the Steelers made their move in the fourth quarter.
Kenny Pickett completed 26 of 39 passes for 244 yards, an interception, and a touchdown.
With less than a minute remaining, a 14-yard pass to rookie receiver George Pickens gave the Steelers their first and only lead of the game. It was a fitting end to a night that saw Harris’ legendary #32 retire.
Key Injuries: DB Tre Norwood (hamstring), but the rest of the Steelers on the injured list were fully recovered by the end of the week.