PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett connected with George Pickens for a 41-yard touchdown pass with 1 minute, 17 seconds left and the Pittsburgh Steelers rallied to beat the Baltimore Ravens 17-10 on Sunday.
Pickett and the Pittsburgh offense did little for the first 55 minutes, but a late interception by rookie cornerback Joey Porter Jr. gave life to the Steelers (3-2). The quarterback responded with an eight-play, 80-yard drive. The last 41 is thanks to the delivery to Pickens.
It was the Steelers’ first score in nearly nine quarters, and it was enough to somehow defeat the Ravens (3-2), who insisted on keeping Pittsburgh alive before handing the game to their AFC North rival.
The Ravens turned the ball over three times, two of them in the final five minutes of play.
A lofted pass from Lamar Jackson aimed at Zai Flowers’ hand in the end zone ended up in the hands of Porter.
And Jackson’s fumble on the penultimate offensive series ended up in the hands of linebacker TJ Watt.
Chris Boswell’s third field goal gave Pittsburgh a seven-point lead, and the Ravens’ final drive ended with Watt’s sack of Jackson. Jackson finished 22 of 38 for 236 yards and one interception.
He also rushed for 45 yards against Pittsburgh, but finished with a 2-4 record.