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Patriots Take Over First Place In AFC With Ravens’ Loss To Steelers

The New England Patriots now occupy the No. 1 spot the AFC standings. For the time being, at least.

The Baltimore Ravens’ 20-19 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday vaulted the Patriots into first place in the AFC for the first since 2019.

After Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins with 12 seconds remaining, head coach John Harbaugh opted to go for the win rather than kick a game-tying extra point. Baltimore’s ensuing two-point conversion failed, with Jackson’s pass bouncing off the hands of tight end Mark Andrews.

The loss dropped the Ravens to 8-4 on the season.