Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

James Conner makes Steelers history with Week 9 touchdown

James Conner makes Steelers history with Week 9 touchdown

If Baltimore plans to take home another win on Sunday, they'll have to play with that same intensity.

Conner has 10 touchdowns, most by a Steelers player through eight games since 1950.

Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on from the sidelines in the second quarter during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field on December 31, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Conner had 163 yards of offense and a receiving touchdown.

Two Steelers stars, meanwhile, bounced back from underwhelming games in the teams' first meeting.

The Baltimore Ravens have lost four of their last five games, the latest defeat coming against their hated rival the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon. The 4-2-1 Steelers now lead the division, while the 4-4 Ravens are in last.

Of course, we all know that the Ravens have already secured a victory against the Steelers earlier this season in dominant fashion.


Jonas Shaffer, reporter: Is this the kind of loss, or the kind of losing streak, that gets someone fired? The Ravens have a bye this week, giving team brass both a lot to ponder and an extended amount of time to do it. The defense has regressed to average.

On Monday, Harbaugh was asked how it felt to deal with that line of questioning with two months left in the season. Baltimore likely needs to go 6-1 the rest of the way to earn a spot in the postseason. They're not outstanding in any phase of the game right now.

None of them have ever started a season scoring quite as proficiently as Conner has done in 2018. Roethlisberger enters Sunday's game against the Ravens with a broken index finger on his non-throwing hand.

So cast your vote and let us know who the Steelers Wire player of the game is.

The Ravens need a win versus Pittsburgh in the worst way imaginable. The defense gave up 107 rushing yards to James Conner and some big passing plays (in the fourth quarter alone, backup Joshua Dobbs came in for a temporarily injured Roethlisberger and threw a 22-yard pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster, followed two plays later by Roethlisberger hitting Jesse James for a 55-yard pass).

Twice in the first half, the Ravens drove deep into Pittsburgh territory and had to settle for field goals. Additionally, they have just two winning seasons in the past six. Ten wins now is a dream.

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