RAVENS 7, STEELERS 0
Ravens : 7 7 7 10 31
Steelers : 0 7 0 0 7
Fourth-down conversion key
Neither offense began with much rhythm. Pittsburgh gained just 25 yards and one first down on three possessions. The Ravens were forced to punt on their first two series, but capitalized on a short field on their third. After converting fourth-and-one at the Steelers' 36, quarterback Steve McNair connected with wide receiver Mark Clayton on a 35-yard touchdown pass down the middle.
Ravens: Clayton 35 pass from McNair (Stover kick), :04.
RAVENS 14, STEELERS 7
Matching 1-yard TD passes
The Ravens extended their advantage with a 10-play, 58-yard march capped by McNair's 1-yard toss to tight end Daniel Wilcox. But the defense's bid for a shutout ended when Pittsburgh converted an interception into a 40-yard drive, capped by a 1-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to tight end Heath Miller on fourth down with seven seconds left.
Ravens: Wilcox 1 pass from McNair (Stover kick), 3:26.
Steelers: Miller 1 pass from Roethlisberger (Reed kick), :07.
RAVENS 21, STEELERS 7
Rookie receiver extends lead
The Ravens opened the second half with an eight-play, 69-yard drive, culminating in a 25-yard touchdown pass from McNair to rookie wide receiver Demetrius Williams. But the Ravens sandwiched a failed fourth-down conversion by Pittsburgh with turnovers in Steelers territory - a fumble by Wilcox at the 31-yard line and an interception by McNair at the 2-yard line.
Ravens: D. Williams 25 pass from McNair (Stover kick), 10:39.
RAVENS 31, STEELERS 7
Turnovers doom Steelers
Pittsburgh's hopes of a comeback wilted after its first three series ended with turnovers: a fumble by running back Willie Parker and back-to-back interceptions by Roethlisberger. A 26-yard field goal by Matt Stover and a 1-yard touchdown plunge by running back Jamal Lewis ended the scoring.
Ravens: FG Stover 26, 7:27.
Ravens: J. Lewis 1 run (Stover kick), 1:57.