Danny Woodhead

Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 39-38 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers

Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 39-38 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers

1) This loss need not derail the Ravens’ playoff trajectory.

It will gnaw at the Ravens that they held 31-20 and 38-29 leads only to lose a game with significant playoff implications. For fans, this latest chapter of the Steelers rivalry offered 3½ hours of sensational Sunday night entertainment. For the players and coaches, that’s minimal solace.

But really, the loss didn’t dim the Ravens’ postseason hopes much at all. They are still in contention for the second AFC wild-card spot, and they couldn’t ask for a cushier closing stretch, with a road game against the winless Cleveland Browns and home games against the hopeless Indianapolis Colts and the...

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