BALTIMORE (AP) — Neither Mike Tomlin nor the Pittsburgh Steelers could stand in the way of the Baltimore Ravens’ late-season playoff push.
The defending Super Bowl champions are back at .500 and in position to reach the postseason for a sixth consecutive year after overcoming Tomlin’s sideline stroll and Pittsburgh’s frantic comeback bid in a 22-20 victory on Thanksgiving night.
Baltimore (6-6) has won two straight for the time since September and, at least until Sunday, owns the lead for the final AFC wild-card spot. Now the Ravens get an extra few days of rest, their reward for putting forth a solid effort Thursday and remaining relevant in the playoff hunt.
“Obviously, if we would have lost we would have been out of it and playing a bunch of meaningless games,” said Torrey Smith, who had five catches for 93 yards and a touchdown. “But now it’s just like the…
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