June 15, 2024

The Baltimore Ravens’ 17-10 season-ending setback to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday was irrelevant to one club; the Ravens finish 13-4 in 2023 and storm into the AFC playoffs as the No. 1 seed.

However, the outcome was critical for the Steelers in a variety of ways. One… The Ravens’ AFC North rival kept its postseason hopes alive.

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However, superstar defense T.J. Watt looked to suffer a leg injury against the Ravens on Saturday, required to be carried off the field by trainers and staff, was called out of the game with a knee injury, and…

While it looks Watt averted a season-ending injury, the All-Pro may have sustained an MCL sprain, which might limit his postseason availability.

Watt, who had two sacks in this game to bring his NFL-leading total to 19, attempted to return to the game after being evaluated, but the team’s medical staff prevented him from doing so.

While Watt gets additional testing, the Steelers will sit out the rest of the AFC games on Sunday. With their win over the Ravens, they’ll need either a loss by the Jacksonville Jaguars, a tie between the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans, or a tie between the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans to earn a Wild Card spot.

 

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