With less than halfway through the first quarter of the long-awaited Pittsburgh Steelers-Baltimore Ravens encounter, the game is just as strange as the one played at 3:40 p.m. on a Wednesday deserves to be.
But with two interceptions and a fumble between the two teams, it’s still the same physical defensive battle that the Ravens and Steelers are known to play. Like the first game between the two teams earlier this season, the Steelers scored their first points of the game on a pick-six.
This time, cornerback Joe Haden intercepted Robert Griffin III, playing in place of Lamar Jackson, who is on the COVID-19 list, at the Baltimore 14. He sent him back to the end zone, collecting the first points of the match. This is Griffin’s second interception against the Steelers in as many games.
CB Joe Haden chooses RG3 and takes him home pic.twitter.com/37riRgd
– Pittsburgh Steelers (@Steelers) December 2, 2020
The Ravens secured possession when Ben Roethlisberger threw a pick into the end zone on an empty set at fourth base from the man who had just played a few games earlier.
And, the Steelers earned that possession on a fumble by flipping Gus Edwards on the transfer. It’s exactly the kind of quirk we all deserve for a game delayed three times that kicks off late Wednesday afternoon to save the time of tree lighting.