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PITTSBURGH — Time for another round of Steelers drama.
This time, the impetus is a stinging loss from their bitter division rival, as the Baltimore Ravens hung a 26-14 defeat on the Steelers.
The verdict was a rather complete verdict. Baltimore’s No. 1-ranked defense put the clamps on Ben Roethlisberger and the typically explosive Steelers offense, forcing two turnovers. Joe Flacco passed for 363 yards and 2 TDs, without a pick. Reliable kicker Justin Tucker booted four field goals.
It all added up to a result that keeps the Steelers (1-2-1) in the cellar of the AFC North, tied with the Cleveland Browns.
Baltimore (3-1) is technically in second place, as its loss at Cincinnati in Week 2 allows the Bengals (3-1) a tiebreaker edge.
Three other things we learned:
– The Ravens are no longer perfect in the red zone. Baltimore entered the game as the first team in NFL history to begin a season by scoring touchdowns on their first 12 trips inside the 20-yard line. They made it 13-for-13 in the first quarter, when they turned a Vance McDonald fumble into Joe Flacco’s 3-yard TD flip to Alex Collins. Then the streak ended with a thud early in the second quarter, as Collins was stripped by Cody Sensabaugh on first-and-goal from the 2. The mishap gave the Steelers new life. Rather than a 21-3 Baltimore lead, Pittsburgh took the turnover and drove 79 yards for a field goal … and soon after that tied the game, 14-14, with a spectacular, 26-yard touchdown grab by Antonio Brown. Talk about a game-changer. The turnover essentially made it a new game.
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