December 16 2017

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens

December 16 2017, 04:47 | Sammy Rose

NFL Week Four Match Up: Steelers at Ravens

The Steelers have no intensity

"It's insane. It's sad, because we had the Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers game and everybody is focused on the pregame procedures".

Injuries have played a big part in the Ravens' problems on offense.

The Ravens (2-2) made a game of it in the third quarter, cutting the gap to 19-9, but the league's 32nd-ranked offense didn't have enough firepower to complete the comeback.

The Ravens have scored only seven touchdowns in four games, Flacco has six interceptions compared to four TD passes, and points are becoming increasingly hard to come by. Brown, one of the NFL's best pass catchers, was wide open over the middle on the play, but Roethlisberger must have missed him.

Le'Veon Bell rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns, and the Steelers beat the Ravens in a duel for first place in the AFC North.

Applied to this instance, I think bettors are putting too much emphasis on Baltimore's humiliating 44-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in London last Sunday. For the Steelers, is also included something more rudimentary, but almost as unexpected - a sputtering offense that was casting their Super Bowl aspirations in doubt.

"I did it to show black pride because I am an African American", Newton said after the game, according to a video of Newton's post-game press conference posted on the official Panthers site.

The Ravens are playing with a patch work offensive line that features a single starter from last year's unit - left tackle Ronnie Stanley. "We've never forgotten that play, that game". "Fans pay for their ticket and they get to say what they want to say". He's superhuman on the football field, and when that happens it nearly brings him back to being a mere mortal, if you will.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said, "Last week, we're past it". So when Flacco said "I sucked", no one really argued.

The Steelers boast the best collection of skill position players on offense in the NFL.

Flacco managed just 3.5 yards per pass attempt in the first half.

Asked what changes need to happen to get the Ravens' offense back on track, Harbaugh said, "You're not going to make a bunch of changes. That's probably a C-plus", Tuitt said. We just have to find a way. "I feel like we can be the best defense in the league. We have a few veteran leaders that help us and push us to where we want to be and that helps us a lot". Alex Collins ripped off two long runs of 23 and 50 yards. "We were sliding a certain direction, they were bringing a nickel off the edge, we were just a tick late getting out there and getting on those guys", Harbaugh said. The Steelers were heavily favored in that contest but ended up shooting themselves in the foot by turning the ball over twice.

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