What Went Right, What Went Wrong

What went right, wrong vs. Ravens

COIN TOSS: Steelers win the toss and elect to defer. Baltimore gets the football first.

3:44 p.m. – What Went Right: After each offense went three-and-out, the Steelers ended up with good field position because Jordan Berry's 43-yard punt was returned for only 1 yard by James Proche before Ola Adeniyi made the tackle. A holding penalty on Justice Hill moved the ball back 10 yards, and the Ravens began their second possession at the Baltimore 25-yard line.

3:51 p.m. – What Went Right: On Baltimore's first play following the punt, Robert Griffin and Gus Edwards fumbled the handoff, and Vince Williams recovered at the Baltimore 22-yard line.

3:56 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Steelers squandered an opportunity to take the early lead by capitalizing on the takeaway and possibly provided the Ravens with an emotional boost by turning the ball over on a fourth-and-goal from the Ravens 1-yard line. After a 13-yard catch-and-run by Benny Snell put the ball at the Baltimore 7-yard line, another run by Snell and a couple of passes to Eric Ebron led to the fourth-and-1. Mike Tomlin decided to go for the touchdown. Ben Roethlisberger had Derek Watt open quickly but didn't see him, and then his pass into the end zone was intercepted by Tyus Bowser and returned to the Ravens 6-yard line.

4:00 p.m. – What Went Right: On the possession following the interception, the Ravens faced a third-and-4 from their 12-yard line. Trying to get the ball to James Proche, Robert Griffin's pass was intercepted by Joe Haden, who returned the ball 14 yards for a touchdown. Chris Boswell missed the PAT to the right, and the Steelers led, 6-0, with 6:57 left in the first quarter.

4:12 p.m. – What Went Wrong: Two turnovers in the first half of the first quarter. After a three-and-out following the kickoff after Joe Haden's pick-6, the Ravens offense went three-and-out. Sam Koch's 57-yard punt was muffed by Ray-Ray McCloud and the ball was recovered by Anthony Levine at the Steelers 16-yard line. After a false start, a 5-yard run by Justice Hill and an 11-yard run by Robert Griffin gave the Ravens a first-and-goal at the 4-yard line. Two runs later, Gud Edwards plunged over from the 1-yard line, and when Justin Tucker didn't miss the PAT, the Ravens led, 7-6, with 2:07 left in the first quarter.

4:30 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Steelers answered with a 12-play, 73-yard drive that needed to be 80 yards but wasn't because Chase Claypool and then Diontae Johnson dropped passes on consecutive plays from the Ravens 7-yard line. Ben Roethlisberger converted a third-and-2 with a 3-yard pass to JuJu Smith Schuster, and then he connected with Anthony McFarland for 17 yards, the Eric Ebron for 27 yards, and then JuJu Smith-Schuster for 11 yards. The drops came shortly after that, and Chris Boswell's 25-yard field goal gave the Steelers a 9-7 lead with 11:50 left in the second quarter.

4:46 p.m. – What Went Wrong: Another Steelers drive of double-digit plays covering over 60 yards, but then came more dropped balls in the red zone and the Steelers had to settle for another short field goal, this one from 27 yards, that extended their lead to 12-7 with 4:27 left in the first half. A 7-yard run by Benny Snell began the drive, and then three straight completions to Diontae Johnson covered 15 yards. Ben Roethlisberger converted a third-and-10 with a 22-yard strike to Chase Claypool, and then an 8-yard pass to Ray-Ray McCloud and then one for 13 yards to Snell made it first-and-goal at the 8-yard line. James Washington couldn't make the play on a second down back-shoulder throw, and then Eric Ebron dropped a pass on third down that led to the field goal.

5:02 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers went into the locker room at halftime with a 12-7 lead that came with a big assist from Coach John Harbaugh. Robert Griffin converted a third-and-11 with a 39-yard run, and then on a third-and-9 after the two-minute warning, Justice Hill ran 19 yards to the Steelers 4-yard line. The Ravens used their final timeout of the half after a 3-yard run by Hill put the ball at the 1-yard line with 26 seconds left. A run by Gus Edwards came up short of the goal line, and then instead of spiking the ball and kicking a field goal, the Ravens elected to go for the touchdown. A play-action pass to tight end Luke Wilson looked to be a touchdown, but then Minkah Fitzpatrick stripped the ball and the pass fell incomplete with no time left on the clock.

HALFTIME: Steelers 12, Ravens 7

5:20 p.m. – What Went Wrong: More of the same to start the second half. A 36-yard pass interference penalty on Marlon Humphrey gave the Steelers a first down at the Baltimore 45-yard line, and then two plays later they faced a third-and-1. JuJu Smith-Schuster dropped a quick slant pass, and then Marcus Peters broke up a fourth-down pass for Claypool. The Ravens took over at their 37-yard line.

5:37 p.m. – What Went Wrong: It was a third-and-4 at the Pittsburgh 22-yard line, and the Steelers came out in a bunch formation where Ben Roethlisberger threw a quick slant to Chase Claypool in the hope he could run for the first down. But Marcus Peters sifted through the trash and tackled Claypool for a 1-yard gain to force a punt. Jordan Berry's punt traveled 56 yards, and after an illegal block penalty, the Ravens started at their 20-yard line.

5:42 p.m. – What Went Right: It was a quick three-and-out that was highlighted by a 9-yard sack from T.J. Watt. Following the 52-yard punt, the Steelers took over at their 38-yard line with 3:22 left in the third quarter.

6:00 p.m. – What Went Right: It took a few more plays than three full quarters, but the Steelers offense finally scored a touchdown, and they simultaneously finally converted a red zone possession. It was a 61-yard drive that took 12 plays, but the critical one came on a third-and-3 from the Baltimore 22-yard line. Benny Snell took the handoff, broke a tackle, and bounced to the outside for a 10-yard gain and a first down. A bit later, Snell's 3-yard run set up a first-and-goal at the 1-yard line, and then Ben Roethlisberger finished it off with a 1-yard pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster. The Steelers led, 19-7, with 13:20 left in the fourth quarter.

6:14 p.m. – What Went Wrong: Third-and-2 from the Ravens 44 yard line midway through the fourth quarter. Eric Ebron drops Ben Roethlisberger's pass, and the Steelers have to punt. The Ravens take over at their 14-yard line.

6:21 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The play will be noted as an attempted pass that Minkah Fitzpatrick had a chance to intercept but dropped, but of far more significance was that Bud Dupree went down without being hit, and then he was shown shortly after limping to the locker room with members of the Steelers medical team. The Steelers led, 19-7, with just a bit more than five minutes left in the fourth quarter.

6:29 p.m. – What Went Wrong: It defies explanation. Trace McSorley completed a short-type pass to Marquis Brown, and Terrell Edmunds did an imitation of a matador with an ole that allowed Brown to turn up the field and complete a way-too-easy 70-yard touchdown play that made it 19-14 with 2:58 left in the fourth quarter.

6:45 p.m. – What Went Right: The play of the game was made by James Washington on a third-and-7 when he went up between two Ravens defenders to come down with, and hold onto, a 16-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger. After a 13-yard run by Benny Snell, the Ravens used their final timeout with 2:13 to play, which meant one first down wins the game for the Steelers. Benny Snell ran for 7 yards, then 2 yards, then 37 inches that withstood a booth review to give the Steelers the first down they needed to get into victory formation.

FINAL SCORE: Steelers 19, Ravens 14