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Steelers Move to Half-Game Back in AFC North Race after Win, Ravens Loss



T.J. Watt Patrick Mekari

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers got some help in their long-shot chase for the AFC North crown on Sunday, with the Baltimore Ravens losing to the Green Bay Packers in familiar fashion while the Steelers beat the Tennessee Titans.

The Ravens lost when coach John Harbaugh went for two points after scoring a touchdown that put Baltimore down one with under a minute to play. That’s the same way the Ravens lost in Pittsburgh a few weeks back.

The loss dropped the Ravens to 8-6, tied with Cincinnati for the top spot in the AFC North. The Bengals defeated the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Cincinnati currently holds the tiebreaker over Baltimore thanks to the Bengals’ head-to-head victory earlier this season.

The Cleveland Browns follow one-half game behind at 7-6. Cleveland will face the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday afternoon, in a game postponed due to COVID-19 cases within the Browns’ locker room.

The Steelers are in a theoretical tie with the Browns at 7-6-1, but will move into either third or fourth place, depending on the outcome of the Browns game against the Raiders.

Either way, the Steelers will finish the week no more than a half-game out of first-place in the AFC North with three games to play.