5 Reasons Ravens Beat The Steelers

Chris Schisler

The Baltimore Ravens were dominant in front of a home crowd, desperate for a win. They defeated the Steelers 26-6 in a nearly flawless night of football. Here are the 5 reasons the Ravens won the game.

1.) The Ravens needed it more. This has nothing to do with X’s and O’s but everything to do with heart. They played with visible emotion. They were focused and completely in the moment. After some of the darkest days in Ravens history, the team came out strong.

2.) The Ravens were the more physical football team and owned the line of scrimmage. The Ravens stuck to the running game which provided a great balance to their offensive attack. For the most part Baltimore stayed on schedule getting in convertible third down situations. The Ravens did a phenomenal job up front defensively. They forced three turnovers and hit Ben Roethlisberger a lot.

3.) The Ravens won the turnover battle forcing 3 and coughing up none. The first turnover stopped an impressive first drive, and the Ravens offense turned into 6. The Steelers never regained momentum.

4.) The Ravens had three drives of over 12 plays that ended with a score. The Ravens came away with 6 scoring drives. While the Ravens settled for 4 field goals they kept putting points on the scoreboard. The Ravens had over a 10 minute advantage in time of possession.

5.) Not only did the defense make big plays, they prevented them. The Ravens only allowed the Steelers 6 points on two field goals. They kept everything in front of them and made Pittsburgh have many play
drives to get down the field. The Ravens forced mistakes despite giving up 301 yards.

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