What Went Right, What Went Wrong

What went right, wrong vs. Baltimore

Posted Dec 10, 2017

The highs and lows of the Steelers regular season Week 14 matchup vs. the Baltimore Ravens.

The highs and lows of the Steelers regular season Week 14 SNF game vs. the Baltimore Ravens.

8:30 p.m. ET - Kickoff

8:39 p.m. ET - What went right: It was third-and-4 at the Pittsburgh 30 for the Ravens, who had taken the opening kickoff and marched 50 yards to get to that spot. Joe Flacco tried to go deep down the middle to wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. Sean Davis undercut the route, made the interception at the 6-yard line and returned it 35 yards to the Pittsburgh 41-yard line.

8:48 p.m. ET - What went right: It took the Steelers eight plays and 3:25 of game time to capitalize on the takeaway, with the touchdown coming on a 20-yard pass to Le’Veon Bell, who beat safety Tony Jefferson on the play. Ben Roethlisberger completed 4-of-5 for 48 yards plus the touchdown on the drive, and Jesse James caught two of those passes for 20 yards. The Steelers had a 7-0 lead with 6:59 remaining in the first period.

9:03 p.m. ET - End of 1st Quarter: Steelers 7, Ravens 0

9:11 p.m. ET - What went right: By the time there was 13:11 left in the second quarter, the Steelers had doubled their lead to 14-0 after a 12-play, 90-yard drive that ended with Le’Veon Bell scoring his second touchdown, this one a 1-yard run. On the drive, Ben Roethlisberger completed 6-of-7 for 66 yards, and he also ran for 5 yards to convert a third-and-2.

9:21 p.m. ET - What went wrong: The Ravens cut their deficit to 14-7 with a nine-play, 78-yard drive that included 28 yards rushing on five plays and another 20 yards on a swing pass to running back Alex Collins. The touchdown came on a 30-yard pass from Joe Flacco to Chris Moore with 9:07 left in the second quarter.

9:31 p.m. ET - What went right: Chris Boswell added another 50-plus-yard field goal to his resume when he conned from 52 yards out to extend the Steelers lead to 17-7 with 4:14 remaining in the second quarter. The big play on the nine-play, 54-yard drive was a 43-yard pass to Antonio Brown.

9:41 p.m. ET - What went wrong: In 2:21 of game time, the Ravens drove 85 yards in five plays to cut the Steelers lead to 17-14, and missed tackles played a large role on that drive. Alex Collins took a short pass and turned it into a 37-yard gain following missed tackles by Arthur Moats and Sean Davis, and then Collins went 18 yards for the touchdown after Davis missed another tackle close to the line of scrimmage. There was 1:53 remaining in the second quarter when the Steelers got possession following the touchback.

9:53 p.m. ET - What went right: Boswell’s second field goal of the half – this one from 43 yards out – gave the Steelers a 20-14 lead at halftime. On the drive, Ben Roethlisberger completed 5-of-7 for 55 yards, and he also spiked the ball twice so he officially was 5-for-9. The key play was a 16-yard pass to Eli Rogers that converted a third-and-15. The scoring drive was 50 yards in 11 plays.

9:55 p.m. ET - Halftime: Steelers 20, Ravens 14

10:22 p.m. ET - What went wrong: After forcing the Steelers to punt on the opening series of the second half, the Ravens sliced their deficit in half, to 20-17, with a six-play, 46-yard drive that ended with a 47-yard field goal by Justin Tucker. The big play on the drive was a 40-yard pass to Mike Wallace.

10:34 p.m. ET - What went wrong: The Ravens took their first lead of the night with a 60-yard march to a touchdown that took seven plays and gave them a 24-20 lead with 5:20 remaining in the third period. Joe Flacco completed 2-of-3 for 31 yards, and Alex Collins burst up the middle for a 17-yard run to the Steelers 1-yard line. Javorius Allen plunged into the end zone from there for the touchdown.

10:49 p.m. ET - What went wrong: With 2:43 left in the third quarter, the Steelers had punted on each of their possessions, and the Ravens had scored on each of theirs, and as a result Baltimore had a 31-20 lead at that point in the game. Alex Collins started it off with a 21-yard run that became a 36-yard gain after Sean Davis was flagged for a hit out of bounds. Then came a 31-yard pass interference penalty, and then a 6-yard touchdown pass to fullback Patrick Ricard.

10:54 p.m. ET - End of 3rd Quarter: Ravens 31, Steelers 20

11:04 p.m. ET - What went right: A 24-yard field goal by Chris Boswell cut the Ravens lead to 31-23 with 12:16 remaining, but it seemed as though the Steelers could’ve and should’ve gotten more points from a possession that lasted 15 plays and covered 80 yards. Antonio Brown was flagged for a personal foul on a play where CB Marlon Humphrey came at him first, and then C.J. Mosley wasn’t flagged for holding Le’Veon Bell in the end zone on an incomplete pass that forced the field goal.

11:20 p.m. ET - What went right: When in doubt, get the ball to Antonio Brown. That’s what Ben Roethlisberger did on a third-and-10 from the Steelers 33-yard line, and the play was good for a 57-yard gain that moved the ball to the Ravens 10-yard line. A pass interference penalty on Brandon Carr in the end zone on second down set up a 1-yard touchdown pass to Roosevelt Nix that made it 31-29. After another pass interference penalty in the end zone on Chuck Clark who was trying to guard Le’Veon Bell gave the Steelers a second chance at the two-point conversion, but Bell was dumped for a loss when the Steelers tried to run it on their second attempt.

11:59 p.m. ET - Final Score: Steelers 39, Ravens 38

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