National Football League
Pittsburgh 19, Baltimore 14
When: 3:40 PM ET, Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Temperature: 36°
Head Official: Ron Torbert
Attendance: 0

In a game in which both teams were short-handed and appeared rusty, the Pittsburgh Steelers held on Wednesday afternoon to stay unbeaten with a 19-14 win over the visiting Baltimore Ravens.

The teams remained within a touchdown of each other until Ben Roethlisberger's touchdown pass to Juju Smith-Schuster early in the fourth quarter gave Pittsburgh (11-0) a 19-7 lead, the eventual winning points.

The loss dealt a blow to the playoff chances of Baltimore (6-5).

Originally scheduled for Thanksgiving, the game was postponed three times because of COVID-19 issues with both teams. Several players from both sides sat out while on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, most prominently Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Roethlisberger was 36 of 51 for 266 yards with an interception and the touchdown.

Robert Griffin III, starting for Jackson, was 7 of 12 for 33 yards and an interception by Joe Haden, who returned it for a touchdown. Gus Edwards had a touchdown run for the Ravens.

Griffin spent the fourth quarter with his left leg on ice. Trace McSorley stepped in, going 2 of 6 for 77 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown to Marquise Brown to make it close.

The early part of the game was sloppy, including four turnovers in the first quarter.

Pittsburgh's Vince Williams recovered a fumbled handoff for the first turnover.

The Steelers opted against a field-goal attempt on fourth-and-goal from the Ravens 1, but Roethlisberger's toss under pressure was picked off by Tyus Bowser.

On a third-down play, Pittsburgh's Haden stepped in front of receiver James Proche II to intercept Griffin and return the ball 14 yards for a touchdown. Chris Boswell missed the extra point, leaving the Steelers with a 6-0 lead.

The Ravens offense promptly experienced a quick three and out, but Pittsburgh returner Ray-Ray McCloud muffed the punt, and Baltimore's Anthony Levine recovered at the Steelers 16-yard line. That led to Edwards' 1-yard touchdown run up the middle for a 7-6 Ravens lead with 2:07 remaining in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Boswell made field goals of 25 and 27 yards, giving Pittsburgh a 12-7 halftime lead.

A 12-play, 61-yard drive that started in the third quarter ended with Smith-Schuster's 1-yard touchdown catch at the right edge of the end zone to give the Steelers the 12-point fourth-quarter margin.

McSorley's first career touchdown pass brought the Ravens to within 19-14 with 2:58 left, but the Steelers held on by converting three first downs.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Baltimore   Pittsburgh
Robert Griffin III Player Benny Snell Jr.
7 Attempts 16
68 Yards 60
9.7 Avg Yards 3.8
0 Touchdowns 0
39 Long 13
Baltimore   Pittsburgh
Marquise Brown Player Eric Ebron
4 Receptions 7
85 Yards 54
21.2 Avg Yards 7.7
1 Touchdowns 0
70 Long 27
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Baltimore 219 129 90 2 0 1 0.0 3
Pittsburgh 334 68 266 2 2 1 3.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Washington. The Steelers have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Ravens have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.