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Ravens vs. Steelers Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, videos, analysis

Ravens vs. Steelers Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, videos, analysis

It's Christmas, which can mean only one thing: The Week 16 showdown between the Ravens and Steelers.

But this Ravens-Steelers game isn't just a typical rivalry game. Nope. The Week 16 matchup has significant playoff implications.

The Ravens (8-6) hold the tiebreaker over the Steelrs (9-5) thanks to their 21-14 win in Week 8.

But because the Dolphins (10-5)  beat the Bills (7-8) on Saturday, a loss to the Steelers would eliminate the Ravens from playoff contention. If the Ravens do beat the Steelers, they would either need to win their Week 17 game against the Bengals (5-9-1) or hope for a Steelers loss against the Browns (1-14).

The Ravens-Steelers rivalry is one of the NFL's best rivalries, and with so much on the line in Week 16, the game should be as intense and entertaining as ever.

The Week 16 game between the Ravens and Steelers kicks off at 4:30 p.m. ET on ther NFL Network. But before the action begins, be sure to tune into Ravens Kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET on CSN! (Channel Finder)

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CSN-Mid Atlantic is here to provide all the live updates, stats, score, highlights, video and analysis from the pivotal game between the Ravens and Steelers. if you have a comment about the game, besure to leave a comment in the section below the article.

RAVENS VS. STEELERS LIVE UPDATES:

FOURTH QUARTER:

7:33 p.m.: And that's do it. Steelers win the game and the AFC North. The Ravens cannot make the playoffs.

7:27 p.m.: Oh no. Steelers score. Antonio Brown. Ugh. Steelers lead 30-27.

7:26 p.m.: 14 seconds left. Second-and-goal. 

7:25 p.m.: Steelers use their final timeout. 32 secondds left. third-and-4.

7:24 p.m.: This feels like the perfect time for a Big Ben INT.

7:23 p.m.: Steelers driving. Now near the 25-yard line with 40 seconds to go. You're nervous, we're not nervous.

7:14 p.m.: YEAR OF T HE FULLBACK. Kyle Jusczyk (HARVARD GRAD) plows into the end zone from nine yards out. That was huge. Just huge. Ravens 27, Steelers 24.

7:09 p.m.: Two-minute warning and the Ravens are in the red zone.

7:04 p.m.: Ravens driving, down four with 3 minutes remaining.

7:01 p.m.: Le'Veon Bell TD. Woooof.

7:00 p.m.: Antonio Brown again. Eeeeep.

6:59 p.m.: A quick pass to Antonio Brown goes for nearly 20 yards. the Steelers have all of the momentum now.

6:58 p.m.: Another big run from Bell.

6:57 p.m.: Steelers start with the ball inside their own 10-yard line and Le'Veon Bell does Le'Veon Bell things and takes off for a 25-yard game. He now has 109 yards today. 

6:56 p.m.: don't panic, troy. now is not the time to panic, troy.

6:55 p.m.: The Ravens can't capitalize because OF COURSE THEY CAN'T.

6:53 p.m.: The Steelers' kickoff goes out of bounds. The Ravens absolutely need to capitalize.

6:51 p.m.: It's now just a 3-point game. That's why the Ravens needed to get some TDs instead of FGs.

6:50 p.m.: Le'Veon Bell sprints to the corner of the end zone and dives in. Ravens 20, Steelers 17.

6:47 p.m.: Roethlisberger takes a deep shot and Tavon Young commits bvious pass interference. That was bad. 

6:45 p.m.: Injury update

6:43 p.m.: The Ravens can't get into the end zone and are forced to settle for another FG. Justin Tucker makes it, because as weer've established: He is Justin Tucker and Just Tucker doesn't miss. 

6:40 p.m.: Great stat or greatest stat?

6:38 p.m.: 15 Minutes left. Ravens lead and have the ball in the red zone. Gotta get seven points here.

THIRD QUARTER: Ravens 17, Steelers 10

6:35 p.m.: C.J. MOSELY INTERCEPTION! The Alabama product returns it 22 yards. That was a bad pass from big Ben. This has been a great third quarter on both sides of the ball for the Ravens.

6:28 p.m.: A Jeremy Zuttah penalty negates a lot of positive yardage. Stop us if you've heard that before.

6:27 p.m.: Kenneth Dixon picks up another first down with a grow-man run. Man, he is feasting out there.

6:25 p.m.: Terrance West gets a swing pass and takes it nearly 20 yards. It's in the box score as a pass, but that is an extension of the run game, which has been pretty solid today.

6:22 p.m.: Another hard run from Dixon, who carries numerous Steelers on his bacvk for positive yardage.

6:15 p.m.: Steelers settle for a FG. Ravens still lead, 14-10.

6:12 p.m.: Ravens send an extra defender to cover Bell in the flats and Roethlisberger finds Eli Rogers for a 33-yard pick up. Rogers went flying out of bounds into the kicking net.

6:10 p.m.: Le'Veon Bell just put together the most impressive 4-yard run I've seen in a long ime. It looked like a 5-yard loss, but then he shook four Ravens defenders to get positive yardage.

6:07 p.m: Ravens go for 2-point conversion and Flacco finds Steve Smith right across the goal line. Ravens 14, Steelers 7.

6:05 p.m.: SMITTY TOUCHDOWN. MERRY CHRISTMAS, Y'ALL.

6:03 p.m: Zach Orr picks off Ben Roethlisberger! Orr has been in and around INTs all season long. A great start for the Ravens.

6:00 p.m.: Steelers get the ball to start.

SECOND QUARTER: Steelers 7, Ravens 6

5:45 p.m.: Ravens get into the red zone but can't finish with a touchdown. Justin Tucker drills a short field goal. Steelers 7, Ravens 6.

5:42 p.m.: Steve Smith Sr. continues to climb the all-time receptions list.

5:41 p.m.: Flacco flushed out of the pocket, narrowly avoids a sack. He then guns one to Breshad perriman near the sidelines. 40 seconds left in the first half. Ravens need to get points here.

5:37 p.m.: Good news - The Ravens have crossed into Steelers territory in all five of their drives. The bad news - The Ravens have just three points.

5:30 p.m.: Ravens will get the ball back after stopping Bell on a third-and-short.

5:29 p.m.: All things considered, the Ravens defense is doing a good job containing Le'Veon Bell. it's t he passing game the Ravens' defense is struggling with.

5:22 p.m.: Another sack on Joe Flacco. Steelers starting to ramp up the pressure on Flacco and he looks a bit rattled.

5:18 p.m: Ravens go empty backfield on 2nd-and-one. Flacco pass carroms off his receivers hand and is nearly turned into a pick-6. On the next play, Terrence West runs hard for a first down. KEEP IT ON THE GROUND. 

5:14 p.m.: The Ravens secondary looks all out of sorts without Jimmy Smith. They had an interception dead to rights but couldn't catch it. Nonetheless, the Steelers are forced to punt.

5:11 p.m.: Le'Veon Bell cuts up the  Ravens defense for nine yards. Oooof. 

5:09 p.m.: Ravens attempt a field goal but Sam Koch, the holder, can't handle the high snap. Steelers get the ball back. Oooof.

5:07 p.m.: Joe Flacco sacked hard. Oooof.

5:05 p.m.: Ugh. So close. 

5:01 p.m.: The Ravens need to establish the run. They start the second quarter with a play-action bootleg to Darren Waller for a first down, then a short handoff to Kenneth Dixon followed by a 22-yard jet sweep to Michael Campanaro. That'll do.

FIRST QUARTER: Steelers 7, Ravens 3

4:56 p.m.: Antonio Brown's big play called back beacuse he's a cheater. (OK, well, it was called back because of pass interference, but you get the idea)

4:54 p.m.: Our CSN Ravens crew enjoying Christmas in the CSN office.

4:53 p.m.: Remidner: We are here for #good #branding #content

4:47 p.m.: Ugh. Ravens' drive stalls and Justin Tucker drills a 41-yard field goal because he's the best kicker in the NFL.Steelers 7, Ravens 3.

4:43 p.m.: SMITTY! Steve Smith catches a pass from Flacco on the sidelines and takes off for a big gain. 44 yards. A late hit will add some bonus yards.

4:39 p.m.: Steelers strike first on a beautiful pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Xavier Grimble. Nine plays, 89 yards, five minutes. Bad guys lead 7-0.

4:35 p.m.: Le'Veon Bell brought his truck stick to the office.

4:31 p.m.: Justin Tucker desperately wanted to kick that 58-yard field goal, but John Harbaugh has other ideas. The Ravens first possession ends with a punt.

4:27 p.m.: Flacco finds former Steeler Mike Wallace over the middle for a big gain. A big day from Wallace would be a great stocking stuffer for Ravens fans.

4:24 p.m.: Steelers win the toss and defer. Joe Flacco and company will get the ball first.

PREGAME:

3:55 p.m.: The Steelers are wearing black pants, which according to our Brent Harris, is a first for the historic franchise.

3:45 p.m.: Remember what happened the last time these two teams played? Not only did the Ravens win, but Steelers Chris Boswell had one of the worst kicking gaffes of the year

3:30 p.m.: Look who Clifton found! The NFL Network has the rights to today's game, which mean's former Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy is in the house.

3:25 p.m.: The Ravens will need to get their run game going, and as Brent Harris points out, a key inactive for the Steelers might make that task a bit easier for the Ravens.

3:15 p.m.: The official inactives list is here. Crockett Gillmore is good to go. We knew Jimmy Smith wasn't going to suit up, who else is joining him on the sidelines?

3:00 p.m.: Steve Smith Sr., the man of many costumes, is ready to roll with some Christmas cleats. He'll have to change them before the game or elase the NFL will find him because the NFL does not like freedom of expressions.

2:30 p.m.: Clifton dropped some serious knowledge on the game today and made his prediction. It's not a good one for Ravens fans.

2:10 p.m.: Be sure to follow our CSN Ravens Insiders Clifton Brown, Brent Harris and Bo Smolka. Clifton and Brent are in Pittsburgh today for the important game. Also, be sure to give our CSN Ravens account a follow. Its got dank memes and such.

2:00 p.m.: Welcome to the Week 16 Ravens vs. Steelers live blog. I am your host, Troy Machir. Be sure to follow me on Twitter. After all, it's Christmas. Do something nice and give me a follow. 

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Ravens cancel Saturday's open practice at M&T Bank Stadium

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Ravens cancel Saturday's open practice at M&T Bank Stadium

The Baltimore Ravens cancelled Saturday night's free open practice at M&T Bank Stadium due to a forecast that calls for heavy rain and inclement weather.

There is no official word from the team on whether this practice will be resheduled, but it seems like Sunday may be an option, even though there's rain in the forecast then too.

Ravens fans who were looking to see first-round draft pick and potential future starting quarterback Lamar Jackson will have to wait for another day. His presence at training camp, an inevitable competition with the incumbent, Joe Flacco, and potential two-quarterback packages involving both of them are set to be some of the biggest storylines of Ravens camp this summer.

As a Heisman Trophy winner, Jackson was one of the most dynamic players in college football during his time at Louisville. If he can replicate that kind of performance in the NFL, he will be at plenty more training camp sessions for Ravens fans to watch.

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After breakout 2017 season, Ravens running back Alex Collins isn't getting too comfortable

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After breakout 2017 season, Ravens running back Alex Collins isn't getting too comfortable

This time last year, running back Alex Collins wasn't a part of the Baltimore Ravens.

After being released by the Seattle Seahawks at the end of the 2017 preseason, the Ravens placed the 23-year-old on their practice squad, and by Week 2, Collins was already making plays.

As the season progressed, Collins found himself as the Ravens' top running back. He finished 2017 as the team's leading rusher with 973 yards while Javorius "Buck" Allen followed behind him with 591 yards.

If the 2018 NFL season began today, Collins would likely be the Ravens' starter, which is quite ironic considering the fate of his 2017 preseason.

"I always go back to where I started and where I am now, and I use that as my motivation," Collins said after Thursday's training camp practice.

"No matter the day, no matter how tired I am, I think to myself, at this time last year, I didn’t know my position, where I was, where I’d end up. So just having that security behind it is definitely my motivation to keep it this way and keep pushing forward and keep trying to get better instead of being complacent.”

Over the course of 15 games, Collins proved he had the strength and speed to make an impact on the team after Danny Woodhead suffered a hamstring injury on the first drive of the Ravens' Week 1 game and Kenneth Dixon sat out the entire season with a torn meniscus. 

While job security is something we all strive for, Collins isn't getting too comfortable with the hierarchy. 

“I don’t want to say necessarily ‘comfortable,’ because when I use that word, it makes me feel like I’m too relaxed and lackadaisical," Collins said.

"I’m more focused. I don’t want to get comfortable. I don’t want the team or our group to get comfortable, because we just want to get better every day. So, in the position I am, it’s a great feeling, but I’m always pushing myself to be better.”

While Collins has set personal goals for himself – like a 1,000-yard season – he is equally as focused on making the Ravens backfield one of the best groups in the National Football League. 

“I expect that," Collins said on being the Ravens' starter.

"I would hope that all the other running backs expect [to be the starter] as well, and that’s what kind of drives our group – when we all know that we have that capability to be the No. 1 guy, and we’re out competing and push each other and try to be the best. No matter who’s out there during the game, you’ll see a productive play out of that person. So, I have that mindset. I want to be the guy. I have that fire in me, and I hope [that is] as well as the other running backs, as I encouraged them as well.”

Collins noted that he's coming into training camp a bit heavier. He added five pounds to his 200-pound frame "just to see how that feels," but is still maintaining the stamina and strength he's always had. 

Collins – who was one of several veterans released from practice early as the team begins to adjust their way into the extended preseason – finished his media availability with a friendly warning to fantasy football owners: "Draft me now before it’s too late, guys."

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