What Went Right, What Went Wrong

What went right, wrong vs. Baltimore

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

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

8:29 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Ravens took the opening kickoff and drove 75 yards in eight plays, with the touchdown coming on a 33=yard pass from Joe Flacco to John Brown. Flacco completed all four of his passes on the drive, and the Ravens converted a third-and-3 with a 12-yard pass to Michael Crabtree and a third-and-2 with a 4-yard run by Javorius Allen. The Ravens had a 7-0 lead with 10:45 remaining in the first quarter.

8:35 p.m. – What Went Wrong: Two plays into the Steelers first offensive possession, the Ravens defense recorded its first takeaway, when on a third-and-4, Ben Roethlisberger passed to Vance McDonald in the flat, and Tony Jefferson stole the ball for an interception that gave Baltimore possession at the Pittsburgh 31-yard line.

8:41 p.m. – What Went Wrong: Four plays after the turnover, the Ravens had doubled their lead following a 3-yard pass to Alex Collins. Flacco started the drive with a 19-yard pass to Chris Moore, and then backup Lamar Jackson came into the game and gained 8 yards on a designed quarterback run. It was 14-0 with 8:03 remaining in the first quarter.

8:49 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Steelers offense got into the second half of the first quarter without having made one first down. After the Ravens second touchdown, JuJu Smith-Schuster was flagged for holding on a first down running play, and the offense never recovered. Jordan Berry's 44-yard punt gave the Ravens possession at their 42-yard line with 6:08 remaining in the first period.

9:06 p.m. – What Went Right: After the Steelers defense forced the Ravens into a three-and-out, the offense got the ball at its own 15-yard line following a 41-yard punt by Sam Koch. Ben Roethlisberger completed 4-of-6 passes on the drive for 55 yards, and he could've had a touchdown but CB Brandon Carr punched the ball out of Smith-Schuster's hands. Chris Boswell's 34-yard field goal cut the Ravens lead to 14-3.

9:12 p.m. – What Went Right: It looked like the Ravens were going to build their lead to 21-3 after they moved to a first-and-goal at the Pittsburgh 2-yard line largely because of a 71-yard catch-and-run by John Brown. On first down, Alex Collins had the ball stripped by Sean Davis, and Terrell Edmunds recovered at the 1-yard line with 12:39 remaining in the second quarter. The score remained 14-3.

9:28 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers took advantage of the takeaway, but they didn't capitalize with a touchdown. The Steelers got out of the shadow of their own goal line with a 23-yard pass to Jesse James, and Roethlisberger also completed passes of 12 yards to McDonald, 11 yards to Smith-Schuster, and 15 yards to Brown. But the drive stalled, and Boswell came on to kick a 39-yard field goal to cap the 14-play, 79-yard drive. The Ravens led, 14-6 with less than six minutes left in the second quarter.

9:41 p.m. – What Went Right: A five-play, 76-yard drive following another three-and-out by the Steelers defense, and the game was tied, 14-14, with 2:50 remaining in the first half. Roethlisberger completed passes of 11 and 33 yards to McDonald, and then the touchdown was a 26-yard back-should throw to Antonio Brown, who caught the ball over Marlon Humphrey for the touchdown. Roethlisberger's pass to James Conner converted the two-point conversion.

10:35 p.m. – What Went Wrong: A 12-play drive that covered 51 yards ended with a 47-yard field goal by Justin Tucker that gave the Ravens a 17-14 lead with 3:58 remaining in the third quarter.

10:53 p.m. – What Went Wrong: A 49-yard field goal by Tucker with 11:42 remaining in the fourth quarter extended Baltimore's lead to 20-14 and capped an 11-play, 37-yard drive that included one third down conversion and one fourth down conversion by the Ravens.

10:58 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Steelers ran only four offensive plays on the possession following Tucker's second field goal, and when it was over they were 2-for-10 on third downs. After a 15-yard completion to James Conner, Roethlisberger completed only one of his next three attempts, and Berry's punt traveled 47 yard to have the Ravens start at their own 8-yard line with 10:17 remaining.

11:13 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Ravens ate up another 6:40 off the game clock in moving 82 yards in 14 plays for another Tucker field goal, this one from 28 yards, which extended Baltimore's lead to 23-14 with 3:38 remaining in the fourth quarter. On the drive, Flacco completed 5-of-7 for 72 yards.

11:25 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Steelers second turnover, this one a Roethlisberger interception that came when he appeared to force the ball to Antonio Brown over the middle in the game's final three minutes put the Ravens in position to ice the outcome. Anthony Levine intercepted the ball and his return gave the Baltimore offense the ball at the Steelers 27-yard line. Tucker eventually followed with a 31-yard field goal one play after the two-minute warning to extend Baltimore's lead to 26-14.

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