When the Baltimore Ravens walked off Heinz Field at halftime, they were already warming the bus for a trip to Foxboro next week. Unfortunately for them, Steelers football is 60 minutes.
Thanks to a Joe Flacco choke job that will be painful for Baltimore fans to talk about for years to come, the Steelers stormed back from a 21-7 deficit to edge the Ravens with a late Rashard Mendenhall TD 31-24.
This one felt like it was being played in an alternate universe in the first quarter. The opening kickoff featured some bizarre play where the refs never blew a whistle and Mike Tomlin was forced to burn a challenge less than 10 seconds in. The Ravens biggest play of the day came when 21 guys on the field stopped playing after Terrell Suggs swatted a ball out of Ben Roethlisberger’s hands and some dude picked it up and scored.
The weird bounces in the second half went Pittsburgh’s way though. Flacco throw a pick and had an inexcusable fumble on back to back drives. And Ben Roethlisberger found a way to turn those into points.
And of course the biggest play of all came on a 3rd and 19 with just over two minutes left when Antonio Brown got behind 8 Baltimore defenders for a huge play.
Man, so hard to get into everything that happened in this one. Lots more coming this week. We came break from the dead. Look out whoever we play next week.
Black and yellow.