Steelers vs. Ravens: Winners and losers from narrow Week 13 win

Diontae Johnson #18 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Diontae Johnson #18 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /
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Steelers winner: Diontae Johnson

It looked bad for Diontae Johnson early when he dropped what would have been a sure touchdown in the first half, but he rebounded in a major way in the second half. With Chase Claypool once again being inconsistent, the team had to turn to Johnson once again. He didn’t disappoint, as he recorded a pair of scores and over 100 receiving yards.

He was efficient from all over the field, doing well in the short and deep passing game. His routes were sharp and despite that one ugly drop, his hands were solid. By all accounts, had Johnson not played as well as he did, this team wouldn’t have won this game. He was instrumental in the second half and was the best player on the offense.

In all honestly, there should be talk of Johnson being seen as a top-ten receiver in the league. He is a threat from all over the field and his consistency has gotten so much better. His play is becoming similar to Antonio Browns from before, and it has kept this offense moving even when it had seemingly stalled out. He was a huge winner from this game and should be seen as the reason this team ended up winning.

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It was a close game for the Steelers and one that kept everyone on the edge of their seat. It was a huge win for the team to beat the top seed in the AFC this week. It wasn’t a pretty game by any means, but the team got the win. It was needed as well since the Steelers season and playoff hopes were on life support.