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Ravens Get 4th Straight Win Against Steelers Ravens Get 4th Straight Win Against Steelers
- November 10, 2016

Roethlisberger has been sacked 499 times in his career, postseason included, and it's hard to fathom how much more punishment his 34-year-old body can take. Perhaps by "no-huddle" he subtly meant to say that he was running his own plays, as Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley often collaborate on the play selection out of the no-huddle under normal circumstances, but frankly, I think the quarterback's comments are kind of off on this matter. (more...)
Steelers QB Roethlisberger active, starting at Ravens
- November 09, 2016

The victor of this AFC North rivalry game would be in first place of the division entering Week 10. What's troubling is this mirrored his performance in the past two road games against the Eagles and Dolphins. At 4-4, the Steelers are very much in the thick of the AFC playoff race. It was a sloppy football game for both teams, but Pittsburgh gave up multiple pre-snap penalties, which is more about playing with discipline than anything else. (more...)
Big Ben Thinks No-Huddle Was Catalyst For 4th Quarter Success
- November 09, 2016

Roethlisberger, who started the game only three weeks after knee surgery, rushed for a touchdown himself on the Steelers next drive. Although they are now 4-4, they are still a very risky team. "We were in third-and-long a lot". When the Steelers were on defense you saw Ravens run through arm tackle after arm tackle. In an August training camp practice at St. (more...)
Ravens Top Steelers to Snap Four Game Losing Skid
- November 09, 2016

Playing for the first time since October 16, the 13-year veteran looked out of sync until the fourth quarter, when he directed a 75-yard drive that got the Steelers to 21-7 with 8:38 remaining. A knee brace that he wears on his left knee did not survive and had to be replaced. He had to miss only a few plays while Ryan Mallett, who engineered a win against the Steelers last December, filled in. (more...)
National Football League results: Ravens top Steelers, Cowboys overpower Browns
- November 09, 2016

Ravens swept Steelers previous year and have won three straight, including 2014 wild-card game, in contentious rivalry. Baltimore became the first team to shut out Pittsburgh in the first three quarters since 2007 as the Steelers struggled all around Sunday. (more...)
Will Steelers QB play in Week 9? Will Steelers QB play in Week 9?
- November 08, 2016

It's that feeling, that reaction, which will be the biggest guide as to Roethlisberger's availability. "I had surgery two weeks ago", Roethlisberger said. I'm telling my boys No. 7 is playing and not only that, he's going to try and light [us] up". Tomlin also will ask his players to do something Sunday they haven't done much of over the past several years - beat the Baltimore Ravens. (more...)
Big Ben to start 3 weeks after knee surgery
- November 08, 2016

Baltimore shut out Pittsburgh for more than three quarters in a 21-14 National Football League victory that lifted the Ravens to their division lead and spoiled the return of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. This year's, Ramon Foster said, just beat itself to 4-4. "I was just trying to do my little slide, pop-up". Eight games is a long time to get it fixed. (more...)
Forget about the Steelers; Ravens turn focus toward Browns Forget about the Steelers; Ravens turn focus toward Browns
- November 08, 2016

The offense that wanted to average 30 points a game is averaging a full touchdown less than that. "They take the next step". I had never scored a special teams touchdown in my life, now I have two. Unfortunately, that would be the last of the good news on Sunday. It also holds the NFL's worst overall record at 11-21-1. The kids with the blue star on their helmets have played with poise. (more...)
Ravens finally end losing streak at expense of Steelers
- November 07, 2016

It was the longest play from scrimmage in Ravens history during the regular season and second-longest in the National Football League this year. Although he completed 23 of 45 passes for 264 yards with one touchdown throwing and running, Roethlisberger had just 61 yards passing through 46-plus minutes. (more...)
Steelers trail rival Ravens, 21-7, in fourth quart
- November 07, 2016

Instead, all three units of the Steelers basically failed to show up. After the Justin Tucker successful PAT, Baltimore would lead the Steelers 21-0. The Cincinnati Bengals are on a bye and the Cleveland Browns aren't winning football games in 2016. Moore, a rookie, has scored two touchdowns on special teams in the past two games. (more...)
Steelers Have The Power To Win, But Big Ben Is Needed Steelers Have The Power To Win, But Big Ben Is Needed
- November 07, 2016

It all starts tomorrow night in Cleveland and one of the great things about this series is that someone has to actually win. The lack of any downfield passing game to someone not named Rob Gronkowski . They did everything we needed them to do to open the holes and put us in a good position. Injured Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, right, talks with New England quarterback Tom Brady after the Patriots beat the Steelers Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh . (more...)
Joe Flacco isn't injured, his knee brace just exploded on awkward slide Joe Flacco isn't injured, his knee brace just exploded on awkward slide
- November 07, 2016

Baltimore's offense wasn't much better, but the Ravens did connect on a 95-yard touchdown pass and then blocked a punt that was returned for a score as they outlasted the Steelers, 21-14, in an ugly game at M&T Bank Stadium. The play was not only the longest completion of Flacco's career, but also the longest play from scrimmage in team history. "It was a little sweeter because it was against my old team, but I haven't been there in a while", Wallace said. (more...)
Ruth's Chris Sizzling Stats: 5 numbers that determined Ravens-Steelers Ruth's Chris Sizzling Stats: 5 numbers that determined Ravens-Steelers
- November 07, 2016

For the first time in franchise history, the Ravens have won four straight games against Pittsburgh , including six of the last seven meetings and the last four played in Baltimore . "I have to tackle him", said Mitchell. It's not insane to think they might be looking up at two division foes in the standings come a week from now, and that's a sentence I never could have imagined writing last month. (more...)
Roethlisberger's return not enough to help Steelers end skid
- November 07, 2016

By the time Roethlisberger found his groove, it was too late. Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco connected with Mike Wallace on a 95-yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter - the longest pass in Ravens history. Both sides looked sluggish and undisciplined, and penalties played a huge role in the end. The team's problems weren't only with Roethlisberger, as Pittsburgh struggled in just about every way in the first half. (more...)
Steelers-Ravens highlights, score: Flacco, Wallace connect on long, record-setting TD
- November 07, 2016

The Pittsburgh Steelers squandered a chance to secure their lead in the AFC North in a 21-14 loss to the AFC North rival Baltimore Ravens. Roethlisberger had a four-yard touchdown run with 48 seconds remaining to cut Baltimore's lead to 21-14. (more...)
Roethlisberger active for Steelers vs. Ravens
- November 07, 2016

So much of what the Steelers can do when they're clicking relies on their star QB's ability to make plays on the fly, keeping pressure on the defense for longer than most National Football League quarterbacks are able to. Roethlisberger won that 2010 game after Haloti Ngata busted his nose and left the crushed bone looking, the quarterback said, "like corn flakes" on the X-rays. (more...)
Ravens frustrate Roethlisberger in 21-14 win over Steelers
- November 07, 2016

Pittsburgh had 69 yards of total offense through the first three quarters. Roethlisberger's 4-yard run pulled Pittsburgh (4-4) within 21-14 with 48 seconds left in the game. Roethlisberger threw for 50 yards on seven-for-14 passing in the first half, and the Steelers failed to convert any of their seven third-down attempts into first downs. (more...)
The Steelers Just Attempted The Worst Onside Kick Ever The Steelers Just Attempted The Worst Onside Kick Ever
- November 07, 2016

The ball has to at least travel 10 yards, so an inch is not going to work. Pittsburgh, which had trailed Baltimore 21-0 early in the fourth-quarter, had just scored a touchdown to cut the score to 21-14 with 48 seconds to play. (more...)
Big Ben is back, will start Sunday vs. Ravens
- November 07, 2016

Assuming Roethlisberger is close to 100 percent and doesn't have any setbacks by coming back too soon, the Steelers can resume their quest to get an AFC North title and a first-round bye, although some AFC West teams will have a say in the latter. (more...)
Ailing Steelers DE Heyward: Defense 'just quit' Ailing Steelers DE Heyward: Defense 'just quit'
- November 07, 2016

The Steelers practice Tuesday and Wednesday before a four-day break for their bye. Defensive end Cam Heyward said the goal is to return from his hamstring injury in time for the Ravens game. New England (6-1) remained flawless since Brady returned from his four-game "Deflategate" suspension and while the Patriots lost a pair of fumbles they also didn't throw an interception, making them the third team since 1960 to get through the first seven weeks of the season without throwing it to ... (more...)