Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron hopes now everyone considers his side as a legit Super Bowl contender as the Steelers now enjoy a 6-0 record after beating the Baltimore Ravens 28-24 on the road. The Ravens, led by reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson, led 17-7 at halftime before the Steelers staged a big comeback to claim the win and remain the undefeated team in the NFL.
Ebron was targeted five times against the Ravens as be caught four passes for 48 yards and one touchdown. "Day in and day out ... a lot of people say, 'You all beat the Ravens, you all really are legit,'" Ebron said, per ESPN.
"I'm like, 'But we went 6-0, how are we not a legit unit?' So, now that we beat the Ravens, more people understood that we're legit, and we're coming with our A-game every single time. That's the players we have in this locker room.
That's the kind of team we have. That's the kind of coaching staff we have, and we're just going to come out here and continue to bring our A-game."
Ebron says the Steelers came out determined after a bad first half
"We look adversity in the face and we attack it, and that's why we came out victorious," Ebron added.
Meanwhile, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger praised the Ravens, who now have a 5-2 record. "This is a really, really good football team," Roethlisberger said of the Ravens. "They're ranked really high on defense for a reason.
They got after us, and it wasn't pretty. I don't think at any point in this game, offensively, was it a pretty game. The first half wasn't pretty, second half wasn't pretty. Nothing about this game was pretty from our perspective until the game was over and we looked at the scoreboard and saw that we had won.
At the end of the day, that's all that matters." Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt intercepted Jackson on his first throw of the second half and two plays later Ebron scored a touchdown. "I think when you go against unique offenses, you have to do unique things on defense," Watt said.
"It was just another way to get a mobile player that can play the run and the pass and have more guys on their feet to protect the quarterback scrambles and be able to play in coverage and help in the run game, as well."