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The one thing holding back Ravens’ Robert Griffin III from ‘shocking the world,’ beating Steelers

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Robert Griffin III believes the Baltimore Ravens would have shocked the world and defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday had he not gotten hurt in the second quarter.

Griffin III pulled his hamstring and was eventually taken out of the game in the fourth quarter for Trace McSorley (via Jamison Hensley of ESPN).

Robert Griffin III went 7-of-12 for 33 yards against the Steelers. He threw one interception but did carry the ball seven times for 68 yards.

The Steelers, after defeating the Ravens by a final score of 19-14, are now 11-0 on the season. They are five wins away from going 16-0.

The Ravens, meanwhile, are now 6-5. They are in serious danger of missing the playoffs since the Steelers are going to win the AFC North and there are plenty of good teams in the AFC who can jump them for the three Wild Card spots.

Baltimore is hoping that reigning MVP Lamar Jackson will play in Week 13 against the lowly Dallas Cowboys. Jackson tested positive for COVID-19 and wasn’t able to play versus the Steelers. Baltimore was also without running back Mark Ingram, tight end Mark Andrews and wideout Willie Snead on offense.

The Ravens should be commended for almost defeating the Steelers without so many starters due to COVID-19. However, there are no moral victories in the NFL. Baltimore must get its act together quickly and getting Jackson back under center is a good start.