Fittingly, a defensive battle has broken out in Baltimore between the Ravens and Steelers. Field goals by Chris Boswell and Justin Tucker were the only scores in a first half that included eight punts and three turnovers. Boswell’s field goal was set up by Henry Mondeaux’s recovery of Tyler Huntley’s fumble on Baltimore’s first possession. Baltimore tied the score after capitalizing on a short field at the end of the first half.

The Steelers played the majority of the first half without rookie running back Najee Harris, who sustained an elbow injury on Pittsburgh’s first possession. History was made in the first half when T.J. Watt tied Michael Strahan’s single-season sack record. Watt tied the record with his sack of Huntley during the final minute of the first half.

Both teams need to win and receive outside help if they’re going to make the playoffs. The Steelers need to beat the Ravens and have the Jaguars pull off an upset win over the Colts. The Ravens need to beat the Steelers, the Jaguars upset the Colts, the Patriots to tie or defeat the Dolphins, and a Raiders win over the Chargers.

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