NFL Playoffs Baltimore Ravens & Pittsburgh Steelers: Quick Thoughts

January 16, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Baltimore Ravens lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers because the Ravens did not know how to win the game.  
Conversely, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Ravens, winning because they knew how to win the game.  
On third down and 19, where did the Baltimore Ravens expect Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to throw the ball? The Ravens, with eight players back deep, still gave up a 58-yard pass. The Ravens, despite their vaunted defense, showed a tendency all season to give up big passing plays – perhaps none more memorable than the lowly Carolina Panthers’ 88-yard touchdown pass from journeyman quarterback Brian St. Pierre to rookie wide receiver David Gettis.  
To many people, Ben Roethlisberger is one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. If he wants to maintain that status, he should work on improving his every-pass accuracy. Throughout the game, Roethlisberger displayed accuracy only on crucial plays. A more astute...

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