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BALTIMORE – Neither Mike Tomlin nor the Pittsburgh Steelers could stand in the way of the Baltimore Ravens' late-season playoff push.
The defending Super Bowl champions are back at .500 and in position to reach the postseason for a sixth consecutive year following a 22-20 victory Thanksgiving night.
Baltimore (6-6) has won two straight for the time since September and, at least until Sunday, owns the lead for the final AFC wild-card spot.
Tomlin, the Steelers coach, was watching Baltimore's Jacoby Jones return a kick on the stadium screen when he realized the action was coming his way. Tomlin sidestepped the charging Jones, who swerved to his right to avoid a potential collision and was tackled at the Pittsburgh 27.
Tomlin said it was an accident. Jones wasn't so sure.