Steelers defeat the Ravens 23-16

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Fourth quarter

With the Ravens' 23-16 loss, they've dropped three straight games. They last had a three-game skid in October 2016. They haven't made the playoffs under John Harbaugh with four wins or fewer in their first nine games. — Jonas Shaffer

Joe Flacco throws a hospital ball to Michael Crabtree, and somehow Buck Allen catches it. Ravens, though, will settle for a field goal. Justin Tucker is good from 37 yards, and it's 23-16 with 5:23 left. — Jonas Shaffer

Ben Roethlisberger is the only Steelers player to throw a pass this season. Here comes Joshua Dobbs, a second-year player out of Tennessee. — ​​​​​​​Jonas Shaffer

The Ravens' depleted offensive line has been a ticking time bomb, and it's starting to go off. Two holding penalties and a sack have the offense facing third-and-22 entering the fourth quarter. — ​​​​​​​Jonas Shaffer

Third quarter

A good effort by Collins on touchdown run, Orlando Brown blocked no one. It looked like he was looking for gophers. Good comeback drive by Ravens. — Mike Preston

Ravens made no halftime adjustments, or so it seemed. Steelers kept throwing passes over the middles and in the seames. Conner kept pounding the rock off tackle. — ​​​​​​​Mike Preston

Steelers open the second half with a touchdown on a Ben Roethlisberger QB sneak, and the Terrible Towels are going strong here. Ravens trail 20-6 with the XP pending. — ​​​​​​​Jonas Shaffer

Second quarter

At halftime, the Ravens trail 14-6. Steelers RB James Conner has nine carries for 70 yards and five catches for 42 yards so far. He had 44 total yards in the teams' first meeting. — ​​​​​​​Jonas Shaffer

After a lengthier-than-it-should've-ever-been review, the refs reverse the call. It turns out that it wasn't an interception. Or a fumble. — Jonas Shaffer

Good hold by Eluemunor, better than allowing Flacco to get crushed. Best defense from a Ravens player all game. — ​​​​​​​Mike Preston

The Ravens can't get home on Roethlisberger and can't cover Conner or the Steelers' receivers inside 10 yards. Bad recipe. — Childs Walker


The Steelers are doing a lot to screen the Ravens linebackers responsible for covering running backs/receivers out in the flats. An incompletion to Ryan Switzer brings us to fourth-and-1. — Jonas Shaffer

First quarter

Ravens linebackers have been liability in coverage all year. Too slow to cover running backs and tight ends. — ​​​​​​​Mike Preston

On third-and-5, Roethlisberger completes his sixth pass of the drive, and James Conner takes it into the end zone from 7 yards out. Ravens trail 7-3. — Jonas Shaffer

In his first try for points in Baltimore since the missed XP vs. New Orleans, Justin Tucker's good from 23 yards. Ravens lead 3-0 with 5:02 left in the first quarter. — ​​​​​​​Jonas Shaffer

Everybody in stadium saw Jackson opened on last play except Flacco. — Mike Preston

James Conner has more yards after two carries than he did in the entirety of Ravens’ 26-14 victory in Pittsburgh. — ​​​​​​​Childs Walker

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