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Winners and Losers from the Steelers' 20-19 win over the Ravens

Updated: Dec 7, 2021


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Winners:


Ben Roethlisberger - Ben Roethlisberger went off in the fourth quarter, completing 9 of 10 passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns, along with a two-point conversion. Roethlisberger had a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating in the fourth quarter. Roethlisberger also had the 51st comeback drive of his career when he connected to Diontae Johnson on a game-winning 5-yard touchdown. Overall, Roethlisberger completed 21 of 31 passes (67.7%) for 236 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions, and had a quarterback rating of 11.8. It was a gutsy performance by Roethlisberger, in which was likely his last Steelers-Ravens game at Heinz Field.


Diontae Johnson - Johnson had a bad drop in the second quarter that would have gone for a touchdown, but he bounced back in the fourth quarter with two touchdown receptions. Johnson displayed a beautiful route on the game-winner. Johnson finished the game with eight receptions for 105 yards (13.1 average) and two touchdowns. Johnson is really emerging into a top-flight receiver in the league. His route-running and run after the catch abilities are truly incredible.



T.J. Watt - Watt had a standout performance, as he compiled six total tackles (five solos), 3.5 sacks, three tackles for a loss, six quarterback hits, a forced fumble, and a career-high 12 quarterback pressures. Watt's 3.5 sacks tied a career-high. Watt now leads the league in sacks with 16, which also ties James Harrison's single-season franchise record for sacks, which was set in 2008. Watt is also on pace to break Michael Strahan's single-season sack record of 22.5 sacks (2001). If Watt breaks Strahan's NFL single-season sack record, I don't know how the Associated Press doesn't give him Defensive Player of the Year. Watt is accomplishing rare feats right now, as he's the