What Went Right, What Went Wrong

What went right, wrong at Baltimore

The highs and lows of the Steelers matchup vs. the Baltimore Ravens.

COIN TOSS: Steelers call tails. It's tails. The Steelers win the toss and elect to defer. The Ravens get the ball first.

1:25 p.m. What Went Wrong: It actually started for the Steelers on a fourth-and-6 from the Ravens 38-yard line when they attempted to have Ben Roethlisberger pooch punt, but his kick wasn't great and Eric Weddle's return gave Baltimore the ball at its own 29-yard line. From there, Joe Flacco directed a 10-play, 66-yard drive that ended with a 23-yard field goal by Justin Tucker for a 3-0 lead with 5:02 remaining in the first quarter. The big play on the drive was a 30-yard completion to WR Chris Moore, who beat the coverage of Morgan Burnett.

1:34 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers responded to Baltimore's field goal with a touchdown drive that covered 61 yards in nine plays and ended with a 5-yard pass to James Conner who ran over Eric Weddle at the goal line to get into the end zone. Roethlisberger completed 6-of-8 for 56 yards and the touchdown. The Steelers lead was 7-3 with 1:03 remaining in the first quarter.

1:44 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers defense allowed the Ravens juts one first down on the possession following James Conner's touchdown. On third-and-10, Joe Flacco completed a short pass to John Brown, but Sean Davis came up quickly to make a clean open-field tackle to hold the play to a 5-yard gain. Ryan Switzer returned Sam Koch's 43-yard punt 9 yards to give the offense the ball at the 25-yard line.

1:58 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers extended their lead to 14-3 with 7:18 left in the first half following a 12-play 75-yard drive that had Ben Roethlisberger complete 6-of-7 for 59 yards, including the 6-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown. Roethlisberger converted a fourth-and-1 with a 6-yard slant pass over the middle to JuJu Smith-Schuster.

2:05 p.m. – What Went Right: The Ravens answered the Steelers' touchdown with a drive that produced points, by a big play by Mike Hilton on a third-and-2 from the Steelers 4-yard line kept those points to a 23-yard field goal by Justin Hunter. Terrell Edmunds was flagged for a 33-yard pass interference penalty on the first play of the drive, but the Steelers defense made the Ravens settle for a second red zone field goal in the first half. The Steelers led, 14-6 with 4:37 left in the first half.

2:16 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Steelers ended up punting the ball back to the Ravens with 1:41 remaining in the first half on a possession that was ended prematurely when JuJu Smith-Schuster dropped a slant pass where he was running free across the middle.

HALFTIME: Steelers 14, Ravens 6

2:57 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers took the second half kickoff and drive 75 yards in 15 plays to extend their lead to 20-6 on a 1-yard sneak by Ben Roethlisberger. Also on the drive, Roethlisberger completed 6-of-8 for 54 yards, and he converted three third downs with passes to Ryan Switzer, Antonio Brown, and JuJu Smith-Schuster, respectively. There was 6:46 left in the third quarter.

2:58 – What Went Wrong: Following Ben Roethlisberger's sneak for a touchdown, Chris Boswell missed the extra point, wide to the right.

3:08 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Ravens answered with a 75-yard touchdown drive of their own, and it was 20-13 after Alex Collins ran 1-yard for the touchdown and Ryan Tucker made the extra point. Joe Flacco started things off with a 21-yard pass to Hayden Hurst, and another big play resulted when Morgan Burnett was flagged for interference in the end zone on a pass to Mark Andrews. There was 2:56 left in the third quarter.

3:21 p.m. – What Went Right: A holding penalty, and then a sack that was shared by Vince Williams and Bud Dupree turned the Ravens possession into a three-and-out. The Steelers, though ended up with the ball at their own 15-yard line because Darrius Heyward-Bey was flagged for holding during the punt.

3:26 p.m. – What Went Wrong: Scrambling out of the pocket and running for an apparent first down, Ben Roethlisberger was injured on the tackle, and Al Villanueva was lagged for holding anyway. The Steelers ended up with a second-and-20 at their 5-yard line with 12:51 remaining in the fourth quarter.

3:38 p.m. – What Went Right: A 29-yard field goal by Chris Boswell capped an 11-play, 74-yard drive that included a 22-yard completion by Joshua Dobbs to JuJu Smith-Schuster on a second-and-20 from the Steelers 5-yard line. The other big play on the drive was a 51-yard completion from Ben Roethlisberger to Jesse James. The Steelers lead was 23-13 with 8:26 remaining in the fourth quarter.

3:46 p.m. – What Went Right: The Ravens put together a nine-play, 56-yard drive following the field goal by Chris Boswell, but for the third time in the game they were forced to settle for a red zone field goal, this one from 37 yards by Justin Tucker that cut the Steelers lead to 23-16 with 5:23 remaining in the fourth quarter.

4:08 p.m. – What Went Right: The Ravens got the ball for the last time at their own 24-yard line with 44 seconds left and no timeouts. On the second play of the possession, Stephon Tuitt sacked Joe Flacco, and the Steelers won the game, 23-16.

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