PITTSBURGH – Ben Roethlisberger threw for 506 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday night as the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched the AFC North title with a 39-38 at home over the Baltimore Ravens.
The Steelers (11-2) were trailing by 11 points as the game entered the fourth quarter, but were able to overturn the deficit and cap a difficult week with a win after the loss of key defensive player Ryan Shazier to a spinal injury in last week’s game against Cincinnati.
The win was the Steelers’ eighth in a row, helped them seal their third AFC North division title in four years, and booked their place in the post-season.
Chris Boswell scored a field goal from 46 yards with 42 seconds remaining in the match, while the Steelers’ defense survived a difficult night.
Roethlisberger, who has endured a difficult season, put in a record-breaking performance on Sunday night, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for 500 yards or more on three occasions.
Antonio Brown was the main beneficiary of Roethlisberger’s uptick in form, making 11 catches for 213 yards.
The Ravens offense was no match for Pittsburgh’s firepower, as Joe Flacco completed 20 of 35 passes for 269 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Anthony Collins was again Baltimore’s main weapon going forward, rushing for 120 yards off of 18 carries.
The Ravens host the Cleveland Browns in Week 15, while the Steelers travel to reigning Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots.