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What you need to know from the Baltimore Ravens' 26-14 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers

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What you need to know from the Baltimore Ravens' 26-14 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Baltimore Ravens' last two trips to Heinz Field to play the Pittsburgh Steelers ended in heartbreak, but this time was different.

In typical Ravens-Steelers fashion it was a back and forth game, but Joe Flacco and company came out with a divisional 26-14 win. Here's what you need to know from the matchup:

— Out of the gate, the Ravens offense was not messing around. Joe Flacco threw a 33-yard bomb to John Brown to start the first quarter. After safety Tony Jefferson stripped the ball from tight end Vance McDonald the Ravens eventually scored on a three-yard touchdown pass. 

— The Ravens' red zone perfection ended at 13 after Alex Collins fumbled the ball at the goal line and completely changed the game. A 71-yard gain from John Brown was wasted and the momentum quickly shifted in the Steelers' favor. The Steelers scored 11 points after that and the Ravens gained just 37 yards before the break. After ending the first 14-0, the two went into the half tied at 14 apiece. 

— While the Ravens' defense had a hard time getting to Big Ben all night, a late fourth quarter interception from Anthony Levine Sr. sealed the win. Roethlisberger finished the night 26-for-44 and one touchdown. The Ravens' defense still has not allowed a second-half touchdown all season.

— 2016 first-round draft pick Ronnie Stanley had a costly penalty in a game where you certainly can not have a costly penalty. What would have been a first down, Stanley committed a false start to make it third-and-10 and pushed the Ravens out of field goal range. 

— The Ravens continue to try to utilize Lamar Jackson. He finished the night fo 4-for-17 including a huge first down gain. While the Ravens are continuing to work him into the game plan, his presence is certainly causing defenses to question what is going on. 

— Justin Tucker continues to be perfect. 

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Lamar Jackson earns November's AFC's Offensive Player of the Month award

Lamar Jackson earns November's AFC's Offensive Player of the Month award

The awards just keep coming for Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.

The second-year signal-caller was named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Month for November, a month where Jackson led Baltimore to an undefeated 4-0 record.

The MVP frontrunner finished November with 777 passing yards on a 76 percent completion rate with 13 passing touchdowns and zero interceptions. Additionally, Jackson added three scores and 300 yards with his legs.

Jackson won the AFC Offensive Player of the Week three times during November and has taken home the weekly award four times this season, the most in the NFL.

The Ravens are in the midst of an eight-game winning streak, with victories over New England, Seattle, and San Francisco during that span.

At 10-2, the Ravens currently own the top seed in the AFC. If things stand, the path to the Super Bowl goes through Baltimore, a team no team in the NFL wants to play right now.

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Ravens add to interior offensive line and claim Hroniss Grasu; waive Zach Sieler 

Ravens add to interior offensive line and claim Hroniss Grasu; waive Zach Sieler 

Just two weeks after Matt Skura’s season-ending injury and a short stint with Jake Brendel, the Ravens made another move for the interior of their offensive line. 

According to a report from Field Yates, the Ravens claimed Hroniss Grasu, a center, off waivers from the Titans.

In a corresponding move, the team waived Zach Sieler, according to Jamison Hensley.

Grasu was a third-round pick of the Chicago Bears in 2015, where he spent three seasons. He later joined the Ravens in 2018, where he played three games before his release. After a quick stint in Miami, he joined the Titans, where he was on-and-off the roster until his release on Tuesday. 

The former Oregon Duck has played in 17 career games and made 13 careers starts. 

In order to make room, the Ravens had to waive Sieler, a defensive tackle selected in the seventh round in 2018. He was Ozzie Newsome’s final pick as general manager.

Sieler spent time early in the season on the Ravens practice squad before making his season debut against the Steelers. He registered three tackles in four games.

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