Pittsburgh 43, Baltimore 23
Nov. 2, 2014
Heinz Field (63,971)
For the second consecutive game, QB Ben Roethlisberger threw six touchdown passes to guide his team to victory, this one a 43-23 win against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. Roethlisberger's 12 passing touchdowns in a two-game span is a new NFL record.
The Ravens scored early in the first quarter when QB Joe Flacco connected with WR Torrey Smith on a 35-yard touchdown to give Baltimore a 7-0 lead. Pittsburgh tied the game, 7-7, midway through the second quarter when Roethlisberger threw a five-yard touchdown pass to RB Le'Veon Bell.
The Steelers defense forced two Ravens turnovers in the second quarter and Pittsburgh capitalized with touchdowns on the team's ensuing posessions. Roethlisberger found WR Martavis Bryant for a 19-yard score to give Pittsburgh a 14-7 lead. K Justin Tucker made a 46-yard field goal to cut the Steelers lead to 14-10.
Roethlisberger then threw a 47-yard touchdown to WR Markus Wheaton to give Pittsburgh a 22-10 lead heading into halftime. It marked Wheaton's longest reception of his career.
After a scoreless third quarter, Roethlisberger connected with WR Antonio Brown on a 54-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter to give Pittsburgh a 29-10 advantage. But on Baltimore's ensuing drive, WR Jacoby Jones returned a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown to get Baltimore back within 12 points.
Roethlisberger and Bryant connected again, this time from 18 yards out to give the Steelers a 36-17 advantage. Flacco and TE Crockett Gillmore connected on a one-yard score with less than three minutes to go to cut the lead to 36-23.
But on the Steelers next drive, Roethlisberger threw his sixth and final touchdown pass, this one a 33-yarder to TE Matt Spaeth to seal the victory for Pittsburgh.
|BAL||1||9:41||T. Smith 35-yd. pass from Flacco (Tucker kick)||1-35; 0:06||0-7|
|PIT||1||7:18||Bell 5-yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)||5-27; 1:56||7-7|
|PIT||2||5:24||Bryant 19-yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)||3-30; 1:31||14-7|
|BAL||2||1:44||Tucker 46-yd. FG||10-49; 3:40||14-10|
|PIT||2||0:53||Wheaton 47-yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Wing-Spaeth pass)||5-80; 0:51||22-10|
|PIT||4||14:01||A. Brown 54-yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)||7-85; 3:38||29-10|
|BAL||4||13:47||J. Jones 108-yd. kickoff return (Tucker kick)||0-0; 0:14||29-17|
|PIT||4||9:31||Bryant 18-yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)||9-71; 4:16||36-17|
|BAL||4||2:58||Gilmore 1-yd. pass from Flacco (Run failed)||9-33; 2:35||36-23|
|PIT||4||1:51||Spaeth 33-yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)||4-41; 1:07||43-23|
|3rd Downs||3-13 (23%)||6-14 (43%)|
|4th Downs||2-2 (100%)||1-1 (100%)|
|Total Net Yards||332||376|
|Time of Poss.||28:34||31:26|
RUSHING:Bal. – Forsett 9-38; Taliaferro 7-21; Pierce 1-2; Flacco 1-2.
Pit. – Blount 10-23; Bell 10-20; Archer 1-4; Wheaton 1-4; Bryant 1-3; Roethlisberger 2-1.
PASSING: Bal. – Flacco 45-30-1, 303, 2 TDs Pit. – Roethlisberger 37-25-0, 340, 6 TDs.
Bal. – Daniels 6-53; Forsett 5-67; S. Smith 5-36; T. Smith 4-63, 1 TD; Taliaferro 3-34; Brown 3-27; Juszcyk 1-12; Aiken 1-12; Gillmore 1-1, 1 TD; Supernaw 1-(-2).
Pit. – A. Brown 11-144, 1 TD; Bell 5-38, 1 TD; Bryant 3-44, 2 TDs; Wheaton 2-62, 1 TD; Spaeth 1-33, 1 TD; Miller 1-14; Moore 1-4; Johnson 1-1.