Timmons: 'We just have to play team ball'

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If you look at the stats, you might panic. Since halftime of the Steelers-Browns game the defense has allowed 50 points through six quarters of football. Not your typical Steelers' numbers.

It's been a combination of penalties and miscues and communication issues that have led to the problem, but they are issues that can be corrected and there is no reason to hit the panic button.     

"We just need to keep working at it to fix it," said linebacker Jarvis Jones on Friday afternoon. "We had a lot of penalties that put (the Ravens) in situations to score points. We just have to work on our technique and not get penalties. We have to start early and finish it.

"We put ourselves in these situations. Everything Cleveland got, everything Baltimore got, I feel like we gave it to them. We put them in situations to put points on the board with penalties and some of the communication. I think we need to improve on those. We put ourselves in costly situations and they capitalized on it."

The Steelers were penalized nine times for 75 yards against the Ravens, a frustrating stat that can be corrected.

We have some things we need to correct and go from there and get ready for our next opponent," said fellow linebacker Lawrence Timmons. "It's a combination of things, we have to come together as a unit and play our type of team ball. When you go on the road you have to get some type of turnover, get off the field if you want to go to another team's environment and get a 'W.'

"We just have to play team ball. We have to tackle better. We are going to make these corrections. We are a team and we respond quickly."

That team attitude is the key, as they are working together to get things corrected.

"It's a marathon, not a sprint. We do have to get better overall," said cornerback Ike Taylor. "As a group we have to look back and correct the mistakes."

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