Friday, November 29, 2013

Ravens Edge Steelers 22-20 As Steelers Remain In The Hunt By A Thread

Steelers Lose To Ravens But Remain In The Hunt By A Thread

If there is any truism in the NFL, it's this: Whenever the Steelers play the Ravens expect hard-hitting, intense football. That intensity was on display again last night. In addition, it's expected the game will always come down to the final moments. Leading up to this game, eight of the previous ten games were decided by 3 points. That script was also on display last night with the Ravens edging out the Steelers by 2 points highlighted by a missed 2 point conversion by the Steelers in the last minute of the game. Adding to the nail-biting, they had two on-field touchdowns erased in the last 90 seconds of the game, one by Miller and the other by Bell.

With the end of the Steelers three game winning streak last night, they now stand at 5-7 in the division. The Steelers find themselves in must-win  situations with their remaining four games to capture a Wild Card birth.

The Numbers

  • Roethlisberger was 28/44 for 257 yards and two TD's. No interceptions.
  • Bell rushed for 73 yards on 16 attempts and one TD.
  • Miller had 86 yards on 8 receptions.
  • Bell pulled in 7 receptions for 63 yards.
  • Antonio Brown managed 59 yards on 5 receptions.
  • Sanders scored one TD and 43 yards on 6 receptions.
  • Cotchery had 1 touchdown.
  • Steelers ended play selection at 71% passing plays and 29% rushing (a significant decrease from the game against the Browns last week where those numbers stood at 50% a piece).
  • While it might not have appeared that way, time of possession for both teams was about even with 7 seconds separating both teams.
  • Steelers managed 22 first downs to the Ravens 16.
  • Bell left the game with a possible concussion.
Steelers next meet the Dolphins on  Sunday, December 8, 2013. 1 p.m. game time ET, Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports