Baltimore 22, Pittsburgh 20

Date - 8:30 PM EST, Thursday, November 28, 2013
Location - M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
Temperature - 37°
Head Official - Clete Blakeman
Attendance - 71005

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 0 0 7 13 20
Baltimore 7 3 6 6 22

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 5-7 3-2 2-5 L1
Baltimore 6-6 5-1 1-5 W2

Recap


Ravens 22, Steelers 20: Joe Flacco threw for 251 yards and one touchdown as host Baltimore held off Pittsburgh's late comeback attempt.

Justin Tucker kicked five field goals and the Ravens (6-6) stopped a late two-point conversion try to move into the second wild-card spot in the AFC - one-half game ahead of four other teams. Torrey Smith made six catches for 93 yards and a touchdown as Baltimore avenged a three-point loss in Pittsburgh last month.

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 257 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 1-yard scoring pass to Jerricho Cotchery that cut the deficit to 22-20 with 63 seconds to play. Rookie Le'Veon Bell rushed for 73 yards and a TD and had seven receptions for 63 yards for the Steelers (5-7) in the fifth straight matchup between the teams decided by three points or fewer.

Flacco's 8-yard scoring pass to Smith helped Baltimore take a 10-0 lead at the half before Tucker's second field goal with 9:21 left in the third extended the advantage. Roethlisberger finally got the Steelers on the board with an 8-yard TD toss to Emmanuel Sanders, but Jacoby Jones returned the ensuing kickoff 73 yards to set up a 38-yard field goal by Tucker for a 16-7 lead with 3:49 left in the third.

Jones may have gone the distance on the kick return but appeared to change direction as Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin was on the field and in his path. Tucker sandwiched two more field goals around Bell's 1-yard scoring run for a 22-14 edge with 5:37 to play. Roethlisberger drove the Steelers 79 yards in 13 plays, capping it with the 1-yard touchdown pass to Cotchery, but Sanders couldn't haul in the tying conversion pass attempt and the Ravens recovered the onside kick.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pittsburgh had two apparent TDs reversed two plays apart under the 2:00 mark - including a plunge by Bell, whose helmet flew off just before he crossed the goal line to negate the score. Bell left the game and was being treated for a possible concussion. ... Tucker has converted 27 consecutive field goals, the longest streak in the league this season. ... Roethlisberger's two scoring passes gave him 212 for his career, tying Terry Bradshaw for the franchise record.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Pittsburgh   Baltimore
Le'Veon Bell Player Bernard Pierce
16 Attempts 9
73 Yards 35
4.6 Avg Yards 3.9
1 Touchdowns 0
43 Long 12
Receiving
Pittsburgh   Baltimore
Heath Miller Player Torrey Smith
8 Receptions 6
86 Yards 93
10.8 Avg Yards 15.5
0 Touchdowns 1
21 Long 54

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Pittsburgh 329 72 257 3 0 0 2.0 1
Baltimore 311 74 237 1 5 0 0.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against Minnesota . The Ravens have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Miami. The Steelers have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .286 after a loss.