NFL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Steelers Spot Baltimore Ravens Lead, Come Back and Win

January 17, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a game that everyone thought would be low-scoring, the Steelers and Ravens put up 55 points mostly due to turnovers. 
Thanks to a forced fumble of Ben Roethlisberger by Terrell Suggs (that only the officials and Cory Redding knew was a fumble) and another forced fumble of Rashard Mendenhall by fellow Steeler (and overly eager) Chris Kemoeatu, the Steelers spotted the Ravens a 14-point lead in the first half.  The Ravens scored two touchdowns in 27 seconds off of two Steelers turnovers and appeared to be in control of the game.
But in the second half, the Ravens lost control and returned the favor by turning the ball over on three of their first four possessions.
I'm not sure if it was due to the fact that the Ravens got comfortable or because the Steelers defense stepped up their play and intensity or because the Steelers offense held on to the ball and took it to the Ravens defense, but the Steelers totally dominated the second half.
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