What happened with Ravens' failed two-point conversion against the Steelers in Week 13
Quarterback Lamar Jackson failed to find tight end Mark Andrews in the closing seconds as the Baltimore Ravens fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson blamed himself for not executing the pass for a two-point conversion that would have seen his side edge past the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Baltimore attempted the two-point conversion after Jackson had led the Ravens to a touchdown with 12 seconds remaining, only for the 24-year-old's throw to go just too wide for tight end Mark Andrews' to cling onto it on the goal line.
Ravens look to win it outright but come up short
The Steelers therefore squeezed to a 20-19 victory, snapping a two-game losing streak after being inspired by Ben Roethlisberger, who threw two fourth-down touchdowns on Sunday.
But 2019 MVP Jackson, whose 60-yard drive during the closing two minutes set up a tantalising conclusion, bemoaned his lack of cutting edge as Baltimore opted for the winner-takes-all two-pointer as opposed to kicking for a point.
"I was in the moment," Jackson told reporters. "We just scored. I was cool with it. I wanted to win. I didn't want to go to overtime anyway.
"T.J. Watt's got range. He's a long guy. I had to throw around him and try to make something happen. That's all, I just came up short.
"We're just not finishing. We're always one play away. When we get down in the red zone, we've just got to fix that. We've just got to get in the lab and find ways to keep our drives going, try not to have sacks.
"I'm very confident. You saw the last drive. We were rolling, hitting passes, guys running their routes, catching the ball and getting YAC. We just do that consistently, we'll be fine. We just have to do it early and finish the whole game like that."
Jackson a fantasy dream
Jackson continues to be Baltimore's main outlet, once again making eight carries for 55 yards as the Ravens' lead rusher.
But the quarterback's passing was slightly off, throwing an avoidable pick in Baltimore's opening drive while he has now been sacked an already career-high 37 times in 11 starts this season, compared to the last when he suffered just 29 in four more starts.
Leaky pocket for the Ravens
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, though, believes his team and coaching staff need to do more to protect Jackson.
"We can put him in a better position too in terms of getting the ball out quick with some of those calls," Harbaugh added. "Seven sacks is too many. It's way too many. That's on us as a coaching staff to get that cleaned up."
The Ravens (8-4), despite the loss, still lead the AFC North by one game as they next prepare to face the Cleveland Browns (6-6).