What Went Right, What Went Wrong

What went right, wrong vs. Ravens

COIN TOSS: Ravens call tails. It's tails. Baltimore defers. The Steelers get the ball first.

1:06 p.m. – What Went Wrong: It started on the opening kickoff when Johnny Holton made a poor decision to bring the ball out of the end zone and compounded it by only getting the ball out to the 11-yard line. The Steelers then gained 2 yards on a pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster and then lost 4 yards on a pass to Smith-Schuster. Then came a false start penalty on Maurkice Pouncey and an 11-yard pass to Vance McDonald that brought Jordan Berry onto the field for a punt. Following his 45-yard punt, the Ravens began at their 41-yard line.

1:14 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Ravens got into position for Justin Tucker to kick a 27-yard field goal that gave the Ravens a 3-0 lead with 7:21 left in the first period. Lamar Jackson converted a third-and-8 with a 10-yard completion to Mark Andrews. The Ravens gained 35 yards rushing on the drive.

1:23 p.m. – What Went Wrong: Things went from bad to worse for the Steelers until the Ravens scored a touchdown on a 2-yard run by Mark Ingram to extend their lead to 10-0 with 4:48 left in the first quarter. Tucker’s kickoff following his field gal was returned to the 24-yard line by Ryan Switzer, but a holding penalty on Ola Adeniyi had the offense start on its 12-yard line. On the first play, out of the wildcat, Jaylen Samuels’ pass was intercepted by Josh Bynes at the Steelers 15-yard line. The Ravens needed four plays to get the ball into the end zone and were helped on separate plays by a holding penalty on Mark Barron and then a roughing the passer penalty on Stephon Tuitt.

1:31 p.m. – What Went Right: This time, it began with a wise decision by Johnny Holton to down Justin Tucker’s kickoff for a touchback, and then the Steelers got around to playing regular offense and found it can work just fine. In five plays, the Steelers drove 75 yards for a touchdown that came on a 35-yard pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster that cut Baltimore’s lead to 10-7 with 2:41 left in the first quarter. James Conner gained 19 yards on three carries, and in addition to the touchdown pass, Mason Rudolph also hit James Washington for a 21-yard gain over the middle.

1:45 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Ravens had three offensive possessions to the point where there was 11:21 left in the first half, and they had scored on each one. Their third possession covered 75 yards in 13 plays and was capped by an 11-yard pass to Marquise Brown for the touchdown that gave Baltimore a 17-7 led with 11:21 left in the first half. The Ravens converted one third down with a 1-yard run by Gus Edwards, another with a 6-yard run by Edwards, and a third with a 21-yard pass to Mark Andrews.

2:08 p.m. – What Went Right: On a third-and-11 from the Baltimore 11-yard line, Lamar Jackson’s pass for Mark Andrews was tipped by Minkah Fitzpatrick and intercepted by Kam Kelly, and his 10-yard return put the Steelers offense in business at the Baltimore 12-yard line. After an offside penalty and a 4-yard run by James Conner, the Steelers were looking at a second-and-1. But after Jaylen Samuels lost five yards on a wildcat sweep and Pernell McPhee sacked Mason Rudolph for an 11-yard loss, Chris Boswell came on to kick a 41-yard field goal to cut the Ravens lead to 17-10 with 4:39 left in the first half.

2:14 p.m. – What Went Right: The kickoff team allowed a 46-yard kickoff return by Justice Hill, the defense bailed the team out by posting consecutive sacks on second and third downs – by T.J. Watt and then Vince Williams – to force the Ravens to punt. When the ball bounced into the end zone for a touchback, the Steelers took possession at their 20-yard line with 3:13 left in the first half.

2:29 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers’ second interception of the quarter was turned in by Mike Hilton, and it came on a pass for Seth Roberts. After taking over at the Ravens 25-yard line, the Steelers were helped by a roughing the passer penalty on Michael Pierce that was sandwiched around a couple of incomplete passes by Mason Rudolph. Chris Boswell’s 29-yard field goal cut the Ravens lead to 17-13 at halftime.

2:53 p.m. – What Went Right: The rookie giveth, and then the rookie taketh away. With the Ravens facing a fourth-an-6 near midfield, Devin Bush was flagged for violating the neutral zone, and then after the 5-yard assessment, the Ravens again went for the first down and Lamar Jackson ran for the yard and the first down. On the next play, Jackson threw down the middle for Nick Boyle, and as Boyle was coming down with the ball Bush took it out of his hands for the interception that gave the Steelers the ball at the 13-yard line.

3:03 p.m. – What Went Wrong: After the Bush interception, the Steelers were looking at a third-and-11 from their own 12-yard line. Mason Rudolph moved out of the pocket before hitting James Washington for a 25-yard gain, and after he released the ball Earl Thomas hit Rudolph under the chin with his helmet and knocked him out. The ensuing roughing penalty gave the Steelers a first down at the Baltimore 48-yard line, but Rudolph was helped off the field and replaced by Devlin Hodges.

3:18 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers rallied around Devlin Hodges and completed the drive that began shortly before Mason Rudolph was knocked out of the game. Hodges completed an 13-yard pass to Diontae Johnson for one first down, and then a 14-yard completion to Vance Johnson put the ball at the 1-yard line. James Conner scored from there, and the Steelers led for the first time, 20-17, with 3:42 left in the third quarter.

3:30 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Ravens responded to the Steelers’ go-ahead touchdown with a 12-play, 67-yard drive that ended with the 26-yard field goal by Justin Tucker that tied the game with 11:39 left in the fourth quarter. Lamar Jackson converted a third-and-7 with a 9-yard pass to Willie Snead, and then he went right back to Snead on the next play for a 23-yard hookup. A holding penalty on Nick Boyle helped the Steelers keep Baltimore out of the end zone.

3:39 p.m. – What Went Right: On a second-and-8, Devlin Hodges was flushed out of the pocket to his right and threw down the middle of the field. The pass was intercepted by Earl Thomas, but the play was nullified by a holding penalty on Tony Jefferson that gave the Steelers a first down at their 40-yard line.

3:58 p.m. – What Went Right: When Jordan Berry’s 45-yard punt was downed by Artie Burns at the Baltimore 1-yard line, the Steelers defense took over from there. After two incomplete passes, Gus Edwards barely got the ball out of the end zone on a third-down run, and the Ravens punted. The big play on the Steelers possession was a 21-yard scramble by Devlin Hodges. Chris Boswell kicked a 33-yard field goal with 2:37 left to give the Steelers a 23-20 lead.

4:08 What Went Wrong: The big play on the Ravens possession that ended with Justin Tucker’s 48-yard field goal that tied the game, 23-23, with 10 seconds left was a roughing the passer penalty on Ola Adeniyi. But on the play, Adeniyi wrapped both arms around Jackson’s legs as he was tackling him, but referee Walt Anderson still threw the penalty flag.

4:17 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers won the overtime toss, and Mike Tomlin elected to defend a goal. On the Ravens three offensive plays, they netted minus-6 yards as a result of a sack by Bud Dupree. After the punt, the Steelers got the ball at their own 32-yard line needing only a field goal to win.

4:21 – What Went Wrong: On their second offensive play, Devlin Hodges completed a crossing route to JuJu Smith-Schuster, who had the ball punched out and recovered by Marlon Humphrey. The Ravens took over at the Steelers 34-yard line.

4:25 p.m. – What Went Wrong: After taking possession following JuJu Smith-Schuster’s lost fumble, the Ravens kept things conservative and settled for 8 yards on three running plays. Justin Tucker then won the game for the Ravens with a 46-yard field goal.

FINAL SCORE: Ravens 26, Steelers 23, OT

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