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Takeaways and observations from Ravens 17-10 loss to 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 on Jackson and recovered it to put the game away.

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

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A team already without Morgan Moses saw Patrick Mekari exited with a chest injury. Daniel Faalele was inserted at right tackle, and struggled against T.J. Watt.

Lamar Jackson

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Jackson finished 22 of 38 for 236 yards and the late interception and fumble. He also ran for 45 yards but fell to 2-4 in his career against Pittsburgh.

Justice Hill

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Hill had 7 carries for 32 yards and one touchdown.

He also had a costly fumble on the afternoon.

Nelson Agholor

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Agholor had 4 catches for 64 yards and several costly drops.

Mark Andrews

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Andrews had six catches for 65 yards on 11 targets.

Ravens dominant defense folds

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Baltimore allowed 200+ yards in the second half, and 14 unaswered points to a Steelers defense that had went 9 quarters without a touchdown.

After a late interception by rookie cornerback Joey Porter Jr. gave the Steelers (3-2) the football back, Pickett responded by driving Pittsburgh 80 yards in eight plays, including the 41 dime to Pickens.

Roquan Smith

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Smith finished with 11 tackles and one pass defended, as he and the Ravens defense were dominant in the first half.

Marlon Humphrey

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Humphrey finished with four tackles in his return to the lineup while alternating snaps with Ronald Darby.

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