Chris Boswell booted a 46-yard field goal with 42 seconds remaining to lift the Steelers past the Ravens 39-38. The (11-2) Steelers, who wrapped up the AFC North, host (10-2) New England Sunday afternoon at 4:25.
Steelers’ linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent an MRI and CT scan at the University of Cincinnati hospital after suffering a back injury in a collision with Bengals’ receiver Josh Malone. Shazier’s injury will not require surgery at this time, and he did stay overnight to continue evaluations with hopes of returning to Pittsburgh today.
The NFL has suspended Steelers’ right tackle Marcus Gilbert four games for violating the league’s performance-enhancers policy. Gilbert, who will be eligible to return for Pittsburgh’s visit to Houston on Christmas Day, will not appeal. Chris Hubbard will fill in at right tackle for the (8-2) Steelers, who host Green Bay Sunday night.
Steelers’ cornerback Coty Sensabaugh will replace Joe Haden, who broke his left leg in the first quarter of Sunday’s win over Indianapolis. Sensabaugh signed with Pittsburgh in the spring and finished with three tackles and a pass brake up against the Colts. Pittsburgh hosts Tennessee Thursday night.
Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger called Antonio Brown’s sideline blow-up “unfortunate” and wished the All-Pro wide receiver talked to him personally about the missed play. Brown broke free down the field but Roethlisberger didn’t see him. Big Ben said Brown’s attitude didn’t set a good example for young players and undermines his “superhuman” talent.