Pittsburgh Steelers vs Los Angeles Chargers Picks: Why the Steelers coming away with a win is not far fetched
The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered yet another heart-wrenching loss in week 5 of the 2019 NFL season. This time it was to a division rival, the Baltimore Ravens.
The Steelers left it all out on the field, but it just was not enough as they lost by a field goal in overtime in week 5. There was a handful of plays that did not go Pittsburgh’s way down the stretch of the game.
On the last possession of regulation, Pittsburgh looked as though they had the game won. This was until a controversial flag was thrown on second down when Olasunkanmi Adeniyi wrapped up Lamar Jackson just after getting the ball out of his hands. Adeniyi was called for roughing the passer, even though it was a perfectly legal tackle, and on time.
Former NFL official Gene Steratore took to Twitter to call out the ruling stating, “I am all for protecting the quarterback, but this is not roughing the passer in #BALvsPIT.” The penalty would result in Jackson leading the Ravens into field goal range before the fourth quarter expired.
Justin Tucker made the field goal attempt sending the game into extra time. Tucker would also go onto hit the game-winning field goal for the Ravens in overtime after JuJu Smith-Schuster‘s fumble in enemy territory.