Ravens vs. Steelers: Grades, Notes and Quotes for Pittsburgh

October 2, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Well, that was ugly.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, who led for much of the game, handed the Baltimore Ravens their first victory of the season on Thursday, thanks to poor play-calling, sloppy execution on offense and timely missed tackles on defense. The Ravens won 23-20 in overtime. 
In the first half, it appeared as if the Steelers would run away with this one based on how their ground game was controlling the flow of the game.
However, the Steelers tried to get fancy and went away from the running game in a puzzling move for much of the second half, including in some big short-yardage situations.
More on that later.
Making his first start in the black and gold for the injured Ben Roethlisberger, Michael Vick was conservative as a thrower, finishing 19-of-26 for 124 yards and one touchdown. In the loss, he averaged just 4.8 yards per attempt and was sacked four times.
With the conservative passing game, Antonio Brown failed to extend his streak of five c...

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