GAME PLAN: Instead of airing it out and employing a no-huddle offense the way they did frequently in ineffective fashion during a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Ravens scrapped the hurry-up approach and adopted a balanced, gritty approach. There were just a dozen shotgun snaps out of 65 offensive plays, zero no-huddle plays. They ran the football downhill, gaining 157 rushing yards on 36 runs to wear out a visibly tired Pittsburgh Steelers defense. Joe Flacco orchestrated a high-percentage passing game with 21 completions on 29 throws for two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Double-tight end formations were heavily utilized, closely mirroring what Gary Kubiak favored when he was with the Houston Texans. There was a heavy emphasis on exploiting soft spots in the Pittsburgh Steelers' zone defense. Dean Pees didn't have to dial up blitz packages to create pressure on Ben Roethlisberger. He had Jimmy Smith shadow wide receiver Antonio Brown, made good use of strong safety Matt Elam in nickel packages lined up in the slot and increased Jeromy Miles' workload at safety.