Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris was, understandably, in a happy and cheerful mood following his team’s season-saving win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night.
With 56 seconds left, Harris caught a game-winning 10-yard touchdown pass from rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett. The Steelers held on for a close 16-13 victory to keep their slim playoff chances alive.
After the game, Harris and Pickett were interviewed by NBC’s Melissa Stark. Near the end of the interview, Harris grabbed the microphone from Stark and proceeded to shower his quarterback with praise — before concluding the segment with a shout-out to Cris Collinsworth.
The Steelers appeared done for when they lost to the Cincinnati Bengals 37-30 back in Week 11, which dropped them to 3-7 on the year. But Mike Tomlin’s group has rallied with victories in five of their last six games to climb back to .500 with one week to go.
That said, Pittsburgh will need some help if they’re to lock down a third straight playoff berth. They’ll need to defeat the visiting Cleveland Browns at home next Sunday, for starters. They will also need the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins to lose to the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets in Week 18, respectively.
Pittsburgh hasn’t recorded a losing season since 2003, the last year before the start of the Ben Roethlisberger era. A win or a tie with Cleveland next week would make it 19 straight years without a losing season.
As for the Ravens, they’ll need the Cincinnati Bengals to lose to the Buffalo Bills on Monday if they’re to have a chance at the AFC North division. If the Bengals lose, the meeting with Baltimore in Week 18 will decide the division winner.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.