Steelers fall hard against Ravens in AFC North showdown

Javier Howell
November 10, 2016

The latter fact was all the more wonderful, considering that top Ravens corner Jimmy Smith was not shadowing Brown at all, instead remaining on his customary right side.

At times this season Ben Roethlisberger has been magnificent, but that wasn't yesterday.

In the last 24 Ravens-Steelers games, 22 have now been decided by eight points or fewer. This setup begs other playmakers to win one-on-ones.

After losing four in a row - their longest dry stretch under coach John Harbaugh - the Ravens (4-4) sat through a bye week before returning Sunday to beat Pittsburgh 21-14, their first victory since September 25. Since then, the Baltimore Ravens have lost four straight contests and though the team haven't been blown out of any matchup, four consecutive defeats is disappointingly four straight losses.

"I'm just flustered right now". "You have an opportunity to improve, and our guys are willing to do that". "We had some very makeable plays, dropped balls and such".

Portions of the team were.

A tip by Brandon Williams at the line and was caught out of the air by Timmy Jernigan that gave the Ravens the ball on the Steelers' 32. He shared first-team snaps in practice all week with backup Landry Jones. The Ravens secondary and their pass rush made Roethlisberger and his receivers work overtime for those 264 yards.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned to the lineup after undergoing surgery to fix a torn left meniscus on October 17. At that time, he led the National Football League with 16 TD passes.

A positive about playing the surging Dallas Cowboys on Sunday is the game is in Heinz Field, where Roethlisberger posted 380 yards and four touchdowns in his last appearance. Yet the game had already seemed long out of reach. Now he's on Baltimore's side for the first time.

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Flacco's main targets today were receivers MIKE WALLACE (4 catches for 124 yards and 1 score) and STEVE SMITH SR.

A popular answer to the question of how can stuff like that happen is it's Mike Tomlin's fault, and as the head coach his job title assures him the biggest portion of the responsibility. "When you're doing the things that you're supposed to do, you find ways to let those type of calls roll off your back".

The player of the game goes to a combination of corner backs Jimmy Smith and Tavon Young. Roethlisberger connected with Antonio Brown for a 23-yard touchdown pass to make it 21-7, and followed it up with a four-yard rushing TD to put the Steelers within a score with less than two minutes to go.

And play against them Roethlisberger did in the end.

The Chargers (4-5) won two days before the team will ask voters to approve a billion-dollar subsidy for a new downtown stadium to replace aging Qualcomm Stadium. "There were penalties, This was just a really frustrating game". "I thought I was going to be a little over-excited, but I wasn't".

"We stopped the run and we didn't give up any big plays", Harbaugh said. "We just have to keep playing".

Pittsburgh simply doesn't often lose this much in a row under Tomlin.

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Perhaps by "no-huddle" he subtly meant to say that he was running his own plays, as Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley often collaborate on the play selection out of the no-huddle under normal circumstances, but frankly, I think the quarterback's comments are kind of off on this matter.