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Instant analysis of Ravens’ shocking 17-10 loss to the Steelers in Week 5

Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett hit George Pickens along the right sideline for a 41-yard catch and run over Marlon Humphrey to spark a comeback win at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh.

Baltimore blew a 10-3 halftime lead, and the Steelers snapped a nine-quarter touchdown-less streak to take a 14-10 lead with 2:49 left in the fourth quarter.

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After a Lamar Jackson 19-yard completion to Zay Flowers put the Ravens at their 44-yard line, Pittsburgh pass rusher Alex Highsmith recorded a strip-sack of Jackson and recovered it to put the game away.

With the Ravens set to begin preparation for a London matchup against the Titans, we’re looking at an instant analysis of the shocking 17-10 loss.

brutal day full of drops

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Baltimore finished the day with 6+ drops, and the lack of execution played a major part in the loss.

Gus Edwards

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Edwards is the Ravens best available running back, but was reduced to 48 yards on 12 carries.

Ravens defensive effort

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Baltimore played inspired defense throughout the afternoon, but gave up 281 yards after the first half.

Zay Flowers

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The dynamic rookie had 5 catches, for 73 yards on 11 targets, firmly establishing himself as the go to guy in the passing game.

Odell Beckham Jr.

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Beckham Jr. is a shell of himself and logged 2 catches for 13 yards on 7 targets.

Patrick Queen

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Queen had 7 tackles, .05 sacks, 1 pass defended and 1 QB hit.

T.J. Watt

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Watt dominates the Ravens and did so again, logging 2 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 tackles for loss, 2 QB hits and multiple pressures.

Ravens final possessions

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The Steelers defense played lights out, but Todd Monken’s offense folded down the stretch, failing to produce any points in the third quarter.

Prior to the blocked punt, Baltimore fumbled and had a turnover on downs before giving up the safety.

Baltimore entered the late fourth quarter having not scored since the 12:23 mark of the second quarter.

George Pickens

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Pickens kept the Steelers in the game, and then put Baltimore sleep with this dazzling catch over Marlon Humphrey.

Pickens finished with 6 catches for 130 yards and the game-winning touchdown.

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