AFC North Week 9 Recap: Steelers, Ravens Register Wins While Browns Lose Again


The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Indianapolis Colts at home on Sunday to get back to .500 but they failed to make up any ground on the AFC North leaders in Week 9.

The Baltimore Ravens also won in Week 9 as they beat the previously undefeated New England Patriots at home Sunday night 37-20 to improve their record to 6-2 on the season.

In the Ravens Sunday night win over the Patriots, quarterback Lamar Jackson threw for 163 yards and one touchdown on just 17 total completions. Jackson also rushed for 61 yards and two touchdowns against the Patriots on 16 total carries. His lone touchdown pass went to tight end Nick Boyle early in the fourth quarter.

The Ravens defense did a great job Sunday night against the Patriots offense. They held Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to 285 yards passing on 30 completions. Brady threw just one touchdown in the game and had one pass intercepted. The Ravens defense sacked Brady twice Sunday night and limited the New England offense to just 74 net yards rushing.

Ravens linebacker Patrick Onwuasor forced a fumble Sunday night in the second half and cornerback Marlon Humphrey scooped that loose football up and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown.

In Week 10 the Ravens will play the winless Cincinnati Bengals on the road next Sunday. The Bengals were on a bye in Week 10.

The other AFC North team in action on Sunday, the Cleveland Browns, lost on the road to the Denver Broncos 24-19 to drop to 2-6 on the season.

In the Browns Sunday loss, quarterback Baker Mayfield completed 27 of his 42 total pass attempts for 273 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. His lone touchdown pass went to wide receiver Jarvis Landry, who finished the game with six receptions for 51 yards. Mayfield was sacked twice on Sunday.

The Browns defense allowed quarterback Brandon Allen to complete 12 of 20 passes in the game for 193 yards and two touchdowns. One scoring toss went to tight end Noah Fant while the other went to wide receiver Courtland Sutton. The Broncos also rushed for 127 net yards and a touchdown on Sunday, The Browns defense registered three sacks in a losing effort.

The Browns will now get ready to host the 6-2 Buffalo Bills next Sunday in Cleveland.

As for the Steelers, they will ghost the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday at Heinz Field. The Rams were on their bye in Week 9.

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