Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore didn't retaliate when Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds took a swing at him and struck a glancing blow to his chin, drawing a personal foul in the first half.
Gillmore got the last word in the fourth quarter when he ran away from Worilds for the Ravens' final touchdown in a 30-17 AFC wild-card playoff win Saturday night at Heinz Field. Gillmore caught a 21-yard touchdown from quarterback Joe Flacco off a bootleg pass.
"Just ran the little shell route, Joe saw me and threw a nice little touch pass and, after that, I guess they kind of lost me and it was a nice little scamper into the end zone," Gillmore said. "The most important thing is winning the game. If that helps us win, I'm excited about it."
Gillmore caught one touchdown pass during the regular season, scoring in a 43-23 loss to the Steelers on Nov. 2. The 6-foot-6, 251-pound rookie caught 10 passes for 121 yards in the regular season after being drafted in the third round out of Colorado State.
Now, the Ravens are heading to the AFC divisional round where they'll play the top-seeded New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.
"We focus on that all year, that's what we talk about," Gillmore said. "A lot of teams talk about if they can do it, coach [John] Harbaugh does a good job of instilling that attitude from the first day we were here. That's what we talk about, championships. That's what we're here to do. I don't think there was ever a doubt.
"As soon as the game plan was put in on Monday and Tuesday, we were ready. We knew what we could do, and we came here to do it. We are not here to sit out a year. We are here to play. If you can't contribute to the team, you're not going to be a Raven. That's the mindset that we come in with."