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AFC North Week 11 Recap: Steelers Fall Another Game Back To Ravens

AFC NORTH TEAMS

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Cleveland Browns Thursday night to kickoff Week 11 of the NFL season and on Sunday they fell another game back in the AFC North division due to the Baltimore Ravens beating the Houston Texans at home 41-7.

In the Ravens Sunday win over the Texans, quarterback Lamar Jackson completed 17 of his 24 total pass attempts for 222 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. Jackson also rushed nine times for 86 yards against the Texans.

Running back Mark Ingram caught two of Jackson’s four touchdown passes on Sunday while tight end Mark Andrews and wide receiver Seth Roberts each had one scoring reception. Andrews caught four passes for 75 yards on Sunday while Ingram had 37 receiving yards in addition to 48 rushing yards on 13 total carries. Running back Gus Edwards capped off Baltimore’s scoring on Sunday with a 63-yard touchdown run with 4:01 left in the fourth quarter.

The Texans only managed one touchdown against the Ravens defense, a 41-yard scoring run by running back Carlos Hyde in the fourth quarter. The Ravens defense allowed just 232 total net yards of offense to the Texans on Sunday. Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson competed just 18 of his 29 total pass attempts on Sunday for 169 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.

The Ravens defense registered seven sacks on Sunday with linebackers Tyus Bowser and Matthew Judon each having two. Linebacker Josh Bynes recorded the one interception on Sunday. Judon also forced a fumble during the game that outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson recovered.

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker added two field goals during the game from 34 and 46 yards out.

The 8-2 Ravens will next play the Los Angeles Rams on the road next Monday night.

The other AFC North team in action on Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals, remained winless on the season as they lost 17-10 to the Oakland Raiders on the road.

In the losing effort, Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley completed just 13 of his 31 total pass attempts for 155 yards with no touchdowns and an interception. Finley was also sacked five times on Sunday and Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby was responsible for four of those. Finley fumbled away the football once during the contest as well.

The Bengals leading pass catcher on Sunday was wide receiver Auden Tate as he caught four passes for 56 yards. Tate, however, was stretchered off the field in the fourth quarter with a neck injury.

Running back Joe Mixon had 86 yards and a touchdown on his 15 total carries in the Bengals loss. The Bengals did manage to register 173 net yards rushing in their Sunday loss.

The Bengals will now look to register their first win of the 2019 regular season next Sunday at home against the 5-5 Steelers. As for the Browns, who jumped their record to 4-6 with their Thursday win over the Steelers, they will host the Miami Dolphins next Sunday.

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