Week 7: Steelers 19, Ravens 16

What happened: Any loss to the Steelers is hard to swallow, but this one was worsened by the fact that Pittsburgh was 1-4 entering the game. The Ravens never led but did tie the score on a touchdown pass to Clark with 1:58 left. There was too much time left on the clock, though, and Pittsburgh drove into field-goal range for a 42-yard try. Shaun Suisham converted it as time expired. Performance of the game: Suisham was the most effective offensive player of the day, going 4-for-4 on field goals and adding an extra point. In an environment tough on kickers, Suisham calmly lined up and split the uprights almost perfectly. Turning point: After the Ravens were held out of the end zone for the first 46 minutes of the game, Flacco's touchdown to Clark tied the game at 16. To set up the score, the Ravens drove 73 yards on 16 plays, taking up just over eight minutes while converting on four third downs. That was a critical moment where the Ravens could have wilted, but the drive forced the Steelers to conduct the two-minute offense to win. Key stats: Steelers rookie Le'Veon Bell ran for a career-high 93 yards on 19 carries. Pittsburgh converted 7 of 12 third downs, while the Ravens went 7-for-14. The teams finished about equal in total yards (287-286 in favor of the Ravens) and time of possession (31:01 to 28:59, Pittsburgh). Quote: "I'm very concerned," Suggs said. "It's been very rare with this franchise that we've been under .500. This happened at a perfect time for us to address everything. We can't kid ourselves anymore. We've got a tremendous amount of work to do."
Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun
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