Bobby Shaw

Game 13: Steelers get the last word

After a week of trash-talking, the Ravens were silenced in the end.

Unable to answer a dominating statement by the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Ravens were humbled in a 26-21 loss last night before 69,506 at PSINet Stadium and a national television audience.The Ravens (8-5) flinched in the secondary to fall into a tie with the New York Jets for the last wild-card spots in the AFC with three games remaining. The Steelers (11-2) clinched the AFC Central title and raised their record at PSINet to 4-0.

The beating was sound and thorough as the Ravens were trounced in time of possession (41:05 to 18:55) and total yards (476 to 207).

"We did a lot of talking and we didn't...