The Steelers (8-8) spent Sunday walking the elimination tightrope, but never quite falling off.
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“You just can’t turn the ball over,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “Usually, the team that turns the ball over in the red area is the team that loses.
“There was no one like Goose — a warrior on the field and a team unifier with a giving, generous heart who helped teammates and the community more than most people know.”
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Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers in playoffs after OT win — and a little help from the Jaguars and Raiders
The Steelers needed to win and have Indianapolis lose to Jacksonville to have any chance of extending Roethlisberger’s career with a postseason appearance.
“You never walk out of those games feeling fresh,” said Roethlisberger, who is 16-10 against the Ravens. “It was never a lot of fun to play those guys, but I think there’s a lot of respect. It’s never an easy football game.”
“I was cool with (the decision),” Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson said. “I want to win.”
The Buffalo Bills advanced to their first AFC championship game in 27 years after Taron Johnson scored on a 101-yard interception return to seal a 17-3 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
TheSt Steelers stayed perfect with a disjointed 19-14 win over the undermanned Ravens in the first NFL game on a Wednesday in eight years
The teams were originally supposed to meet on Thanksgiving night. A COVID-19 outbreak in Baltimore forced NFL officials to move the game to Sunday afternoon and then Tuesday night before landing on Wednesday.
The Steelers (10-0) were supposed to host the Ravens (6-4) on Thanksgiving. A COVID-19 outbreak in Baltimore initially led the NFL to push the game to Sunday. When positive tests among the Ravens continued to pile up, the league postponed it until Tuesday. It’s still on … for now.