AFC North Week 6 Recap: Steelers Keep Pace With Ravens; Browns Lose Again


The Pittsburgh Steelers notched their second win of the 2019 regular season Sunday night against the Los Angeles Chargers and they were one of two teams in the AFC North to be victorious in Week 6. In addition to the Steelers winning on Sunday, so too did the Baltimore Ravens as they beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-17 at home.

In the Ravens divisional win over the Bengals quarterback Lamar Jackson completed 21 of his 33 total pass attempts for 236 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Jackson also did some damage to the Bengals defense with his legs as he rushed for 152 yards and a touchdown on 19 total carries.

Ravens tight end Mark Andrews led his team in receiving on Sunday as he caught six passes for 99 yards. Running back Mark Ingram had Baltimore’s other touchdown on Sunday and he ended the game with 52 yards rushing on 13 total carries. Ingram also caught two passes against the Bengals for another 22 yards. Kicker Justin Tucker kicked three field goals for the Ravens with his longest one in the game being from 49-yards.

After the Bengals returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown, quarterback Andy Dalton could only engineer one more touchdown drive during the game and it came late in the fourth quarter. Dalton ended the game with 235 yards passing on 21 completions with no touchdowns and one interception. He was also sacked twice by the Ravens defense on Sunday and his lone interception was recorded by Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey.

Bengals wide receiver Auden Tate led his team in receiving Sunday with five catches for 91 yards. The Bengals could only muster 33 net-yards rushing against the stingy Ravens defense, that limited the Bengals offense to just 250 total net yards. In a losing effort, Bengals linebacker Nick Vigil had 13 total tackles.

The still winless Bengals will next host the 2-4 Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday while the 4-2 Ravens will play the 5-1 Seattle Seahawks on the road next Sunday.

The other AFC North team, the Cleveland Browns, lost on Sunday at home to the Seahawks 32-28.

In the Browns Week 6 loss to the Seahawks quarterback Baker Mayfield completed 22 of his 37 total pass attempts for 249 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. His lone touchdown pass of the game came early in the second quarter and went to tight end Ricky Seals-Jones. Mayfield now has 11 interceptions on the season.

Browns running back Nick Chubb rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort while wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. led Cleveland in the receiving category with six receptions for 101 yards.

Defensively for the Browns, that unit allowed the Seahawks offense to gain 454 net yards on Sunday with Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson registering 295 total passing yards and two touchdowns on 23 completions. Wilson also rushed for another 31 yards and a touchdown on nine carries and Seattle running back Chris Carson chipped in 124 rushing yards and a touchdown on his 24 total carries.

Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett caught five passes for 75 yards against the Browns defense. Fellow Seattle wide receiver Jaron Brown caught both of Wilson’s touchdown passes in the game.

The Browns defense did manage to sack Wilson three times on Sunday with defensive end Myles Garrett being responsible for two of those. Browns cornerback T.J. Carrie led Cleveland on Sunday in total tackles with 10.

The loss moved the Browns to 2-4 on the season and like the Steelers, they’ll be on a bye in Week 7.

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