Steelers playoff hopes take huge hit

Ravens 20 – Steelers 17

The Pittsburgh Steelers playoff hopes took a significant hit today with a 20-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

The Ravens got the superior QB play from Ryan Mallett who went 28-41 for 274 yards and 1 touchdown, outplaying Ben Roethlisberger who threw two interceptions and was held to 220 passing yards, completing 24 of 34 passes.

With a Steelers loss, the Kansas City Chiefs (10-5) clinched a playoff berth. The Jets (10-5) overtime win vs the Patriots has them controlling their destiny going into week 17.

The Jets are at Buffalo. Pittsburgh travels to Cleveland.

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