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NFL: Justin Tucker, Ravens Narrowly top Steelers in Rivalry Showdown

Justin Tucker (right) helped the Baltimore Ravens escape Pittsburgh with a win on Oct. 6, 2019.

Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens’ offense didn’t have the best day against Pittsburgh, but they did enough, and kicker Justin Tucker did the rest.

Tucker booted four field goals for the Ravens, including a 48-yarder late in regulation and the 46-yard game-winner as the Ravens topped the Steelers 26-23 Oct. 6 at Heinz Field.

Lamar Jackson struggled much of the day, completing 19-of-28 passes for 161 yards and three interceptions, though he did throw an 11-yard touchdown to Marquise Brown. Jackson tallied a QB rating of 54.90 for the game.

The Ravens produced a total OVER (Offensive Value and Efficiency Rating) of 74.75, compared to an OVER of 65.5 for Pittsburgh, to get the win.

Mark Ingram II (19 carries, 44 yards, one touchdown) and Jackson (14 carries for 70 yards) fueled the Ravens (3-2) ground game that produced a rushing usage index of 69.0, compared to 28.0 for Pittsburgh (1-4).

The Steelers’ defense was ferocious and tallied a DVS (Defensive Value Score) of 6.5. Pittsburgh had the three interceptions, five sacks, six other QB hits, and 11 total tackles for loss.

James Conner rushed 17 times for 55 yards and a touchdown for the Steelers, while quarterback Mason Rudolph was13-of-21 for 131 yards and a touchdown to JuJu Smith-Schuster (seven receptions, 75 yards) before leaving the game after a vicious hit.