COIN TOSS: Steelers call tails. It's tails. Steelers elect to defer. Baltimore gets the ball first.
4:34 p.m. – What Went Right: The Ravens took the opening kickoff and moved 40 yards in 11 plays to take a 3-0 lead on a 45-yard field goal by Justin Tucker, but the Steelers defense came up with a nice play on a third-and-8 from the Pittsburgh 19-yard line. To that point, the Ravens had run the ball on every snap, but when Robert Griffin dropped back to attempt the team's first pass, he was sacked by Mike Hilton and T.J. Watt for an 8-yard loss. The Ravens led, 3-0, with 7:56 remaining in the first quarter.
4:39 p.m. – What Went Wrong: On their opening possession of the game, the Steelers went three-and-out, with Benny Snell gaining 1 yard and Devlin Hodges throwing two incomplete passes in a row. After a 39-yard punt by Jordan Berry, the Ravens took over at their 35-yard line with 7:04 remaining in the first quarter.
4:48 p.m. – What Went Right: The Ravens scored again with 2:40 left in the first quarter, but they had to settle for a 22-yard field goal after having a first-and-goal at the 4-yard line following a 38-yard run by Gus Edwards on a third-and-5. After getting to the 4-yard line largely by running between the tackles, the Ravens attempted a run wide, and then two passes before settling for the red zone field goal that upped their lead to 6-0.
5:01 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers marched 75 yards, converted three third downs, and took a 7-6 lead with 12:50 remaining in the second quarter when the drive was capped by Benny Snell's 4-yard touchdown. Devlin Hodges converted two third downs with passes to Diontae Johnson, for 11 yards and then 21 yards, and the Steelers converted a third-and-1 with a 19-yard run by Snell.
5:11 p.m. – What Went Right: After the Steelers touchdown, the Ravens offense gained one first down, but then after a couple of incomplete passes and a shared sack by Bud Dupree and Cam Heyward forced the Ravens to punt for the first time in the game. Following a 10-yard return of Sam Koch's punt by Diontae Johnson, the Steelers started at their 19-yard line with 9:46 left in the first half.
5:34 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Ravens reclaimed the lead with a 42-yard field goal by Justin Tucker with 70 seconds left in the first half, and the kick capped a 9-play, 56-yard drive. The two big plays on the drive were a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty on T.J. Watt, and a 20-yard pass to Hayden Hurst on a third-and-12.
5:39 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The first turnover of the game when Devlin Hodges was the victim of a sack-strip by Matthew Judon, and Michael Pierce recovered for the Ravens at the Pittsburgh 23-yard line.
5:44 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Ravens capitalized on the turnover, and their 9-7 lead became a 16-7 lead after Justice Hill scored on an 8-yard run. Hill also caught a pass that converted a third-and-5 when he caught a pass in the flat and eluded Mark Barron for a 10-yard
gain to the Steelers 8-yard line. The Ravens touchdown came with 21 seconds left in the first half.
6:03 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Steelers took the second half kickoff, and their initial possession of the second half was a three-and-out. Following Jordan Berry's 51-yard punt and a return of minus-4 yards, the Ravens began at their 18-yard line.
6:08 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers defense came up with its first takeaway when T.J. Watt popped the ball loose from Gus Edwards' grasp after a short run and Joe Haden recovered at the Baltimore 34-yard line.
6:15 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Steelers cut into the Ravens lead after the takeaway, but they were unable to convert a goal-to-go situation into a touchdown and instead settled for a 26-yard field goal by Chris Boswell with 9:55 remaining in the third period to make it a 16-10 game. After a 15-yard run by Benny Snell, and a holding penalty on Marlon Humphrey that converted a third-and-4, Devlin Hodges threw incomplete on third down and that brought on Boswell.
6:42 p.m. – What Went Wrong: It was a 47-yard field goal by Justin Tucker with 13:29 remaining in the fourth quarter, and it extended the Ravens' lead to 19-10. Robert Griffin converted a third-and-4 with an 8-yard run, but later in the possession Gus Edwards was stopped for no gain on a third-and-3 from the Steelers 29-yard line. That brought Tucker onto the field.
6:51 p.m. – What Went Right: An intentional grounding penalty on Devlin Hodges on a third down eliminated any possibility of the Steelers going for it on fourth down, but Jordan Berry followed with a 54-yard punt that was downed by Johnny Holton stopping the ball from crossing the goal line and getting it back to Justin Lane who downed the ball at the Ravens 2-yard line. The Ravens led, 19-10, with 11:14 remaining in the fourth quarter.
7:11 p.m. – What Went Wrong: With the rain coming down hard, and the Steelers in punt formation, disaster struck. Jordan Berry couldn't handle the snap from Kam Canaday, and when the ball bounced into the end zone it was recovered by Jordan Richards for a Baltimore touchdown that upped the Ravens lead to 26-10.
7:16 p.m. – What Went Wrong: Another fumble on a special teams play occurred on the kickoff following the Ravens touchdown, and the Steelers had to begin their possession at the 5-yard line. On an attempted pass, Devlin Hodges was flagged for intentional grounding in the end zone, and the Ravens lead grew to 28-10.