Benny Snell Jr. walks into the end zone to extend the Steelers lead!! Tate's history with the Ravens leaves much to be desired. The Steelers missed Le'Veon Bell -- in every possible way. This home/road disparity is nothing new as since Joe Flacco and John Harbaugh came in before the 2008 season, the Ravens are 47-11 straight up, outscoring opponents by an average of 10.33 points per game, at home, as opposed to 34-33, outscoring opponents by an average of 1.04 points per game on the road, a swing of about 9-9.5 points.

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He got the best of Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah quite a few times in the game. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. If San Diego had been able to beat the Chiefs, it would have eliminated the Ravens, regardless of what the Ravens did in their game against the Browns, and they would have missed the playoffs despite finishing the season ranked 3rd in rate of moving the chains differential at 5.62%.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field this Saturday in the AFC Wild Card round of the playoffs. Here is just a little sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. The Steelers have allowed just 84 rushing yards a game since Stephon Tuitt was placed in the starting lineup in Week 14. It wasn't going to work with the recently signed Ben Tate and a cast of unknowns. ( Log Out /  NFL and the NFL shield design are registered trademarks of the National Football League.The team names, logos and uniform designs are registered trademarks of the teams indicated. The Ravens boasted the league's best red-zone defense in 2014, allowing just 43 percent of drives to be converted, and registering a -42.4% DVOA in that regard, per Football Outsiders' opponent-adjusted metrics.

Bell ran for 92 yards against the Colts and just 20 against the Ravens, but he allowed Pittsburgh to sell play action effectively, the running threat forcing defenses to cheat up, and Bell's blocking acumen helped Roethlisberger's pass protection immeasurably. He allowed one touchdown and took bad angles on at least two plays.

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud rushes for a 57-yard punt return. One-dimensional Ravens receiver would rather see artificial turf at Steelers' stadium. It's no surprise the Steelers and Ravens will be squaring off this Saturday night at Heinz Field in an AFC Wildcard Game. If the Steelers are going to have a successful day offensively, it’s going to be because Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, and Markus Wheaton are able to win one-on-ones against a weak group of Baltimore cornerbacks, which they have a decent chance of doing. All Rights Reserved. 58 staring across the line when Ben Roethlisberger takes the snap. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger scrambles and flips a 5-yard pass to TE Eric Ebron to avoid the sack. It’s about as big of a downgrade as you can get and not good news as the Steelers get set to take on a tough Baltimore defense, led by a punishing front 7 that should be able to stuff the Steelers’ running game, make them one-dimensional, and unleash their pass rushers. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley directed Roethlisberger to use passes as runs to a large degree, with frequent quick targets out of no-huddle and empty-set looks. Ranked by the most comments received over the last 24 hours. Their defensive performance was still very impressive even when you remember that they faced Case Keenum and Connor Shaw in back-to-back weeks and their defense gets an added boost this week, as Haloti Ngata returns from injury, but that offense is a concern, especially since the Ravens figure to be without both starting tackles Eugene Monroe and Ricky Wagner once again in this one. Change ), Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers: 2014 Wild Card Round NFL Pick, 2014 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Pick: JJ Watt. Fortunately, for the Ravens, they aren’t the only ones with serious injury problems as Le’Veon Bell has been ruled out for the Steelers. Anthony Lynn explains what he loves about Justin Herbert's game, why it was so hard to demote Tyrod Taylor and which three plays stood out from the Chargers' Week 7 win. Their defense accounted for 11.09% of that, while their offense fared below average given their competition at -0.53%.

However, that’s a little skewed because the Ravens faced back-to-back 3rd string quarterbacks against Houston and Cleveland and even schedule adjusted differential doesn’t take injuries into account. The rookie made quite a bit of progress this season and showed us that he’s not a one trick pony in the process. Read all the analysis, news, commentary and predictions leading into the Steelers' Wild Card round game against Baltimore. It's the fourth meeting between the rivals in the postseason, with the Steelers having won the previous three. Shaun Suisham – Suisham was the only consistent player for the Steelers in the game as he knocked down three first half field goals in the loss.

It's the right strategy to take. The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Baltimore Ravens 30-17 Saturday night at Heinz Field in the AFC Wild Card Game and their 2014 season is now over. Relive the Week 10, 2015 matchup between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers by watching this full game replay brought to you by NFL Game Pass. Gary Kubiak has redeemed himself as an offensive play-designer. The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild card game Saturday. © 2020 NFL Enterprises LLC. If San Diego had been able to beat the Chiefs, it would have eliminated the Ravens, regardless of what the Ravens did in their game against the Browns, and they would have missed the playoffs despite finishing the season ranked 3 rd in rate of moving the chains differential at 5.62%. 1.

The Steelers and Ravens will kick off Saturday night in Pittsburgh. Relive the Week 3, 2012 matchup between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens by watching this full game replay. It's the fourth meeting between the rivals in the postseason, with the Steelers having won the previous three. Sean Spence – While not a great game for Spence, he did record a sack along with a forced fumble in the game. You can listen in by clicking on this link, and call in at (347) 850-8581. And this time, with a spot in the divisional round on the line, the Ravens completely flipped the script with their outstanding front seven and a pass defense that surprised just about everyone, allowing 310 passing yards from Roethlisberger but picking him off twice, and severely limiting his options when it was time to score. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. The notion of the Steelers not playing safety Troy Polamalu Saturday against Baltimore isn't something Mike Mitchell appears to favor. Even during that aforementioned and historic two-week stretch, Roethlisberger relied on Bell for several different things. That worked once in a while, like on this amazing 40-yard completion to Heath Miller in the second quarter, when Roethlisberger seemingly evaded the Ravens' entire front seven to make the play ... ... but in the end, the Steelers' offense is based on repetition, consistency and the explosive plays those positive characteristics create over time. Saturday's wild-card game was the first time since a 43-23 Week 9 loss to the Steelers that Baltimore had a chance for revenge, as one of the NFL's most compelling recent rivalries renewed itself. Yes, the Tampa-2 coverage on the long pass to Antonio Brown in the fourth quarter that set up Pittsburgh's first touchdown of the game was a no-no, but really, that's more on defensive coordinator Dean Pees. The Steelers became the first team in NFL history to have a 4,500-yard passer, 1,500-yard receiver and 1,300-yard rusher in the same season. Baltimore Ravens 30 at Pittsburgh Steelers 17 on January 3rd, 2015 - Full team and player stats and box score The Steelers' team MVP missed practice again, just a day after saying he felt better than he thought he would at this point in the week. Homer announces the weekly Stiller Yinzer Kvetchfest has been cancelled.... Hey, Ivan! With Kubiak's zone blocking, talented linemen like Marshal Yanda and Kelechi Osemele have really thrived, and left tackle James Hurst -- the first undrafted rookie at his position ever to start a playoff game -- kept up surprisingly well. Relive the Super Bowl XLVI matchup between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots by watching this full game replay brought to you by NFL Game Pass. Cantor, whose goal calls are world-famous, will be honored at the induction ceremony next year. The Steelers became the first team in NFL history to have a 4,500-yard passer, 1,500-yard receiver and 1,300-yard rusher in the same season. This time around, it was the Ravens who put things back in place, limiting Pittsburgh to three field goals in the first half, and just one touchdown overall. The Ravens pull ahead 10-9 at halftime, and they'll get the ball to start the third quarter. Harris and Archer are rookies with 26 combined carries, while Tate has averaged 3.12 yards per carry on 119 carries this season, is on his 4th team this calendar year, just arrived this week, and doesn’t know the offense yet. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger completes an 11-yard touchdown pass through a tight window to WR Diontae Johnson. The Ravens went 10-6 despite a 2-4 record in games decided by a touchdown or less, finished 5th in DVOA, and their +107 point differential was 6th among playoff teams, so they definitely fit in among some of the best in the NFL. Who is the Steelers most improve player? Three Thoughts: Panthers down toothless Cardinals in wild-card round. The Ravens also come into the playoffs as the 4th hottest teams, ranking 4th in schedule adjusted rate of moving the chains differential among playoff teams at 10.56%, only behind Seattle, Carolina, and Dallas. Discover the 10 greatest wins in the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise, plus learn about playoff appearances, Super Bowl wins and more. Relive the Week 14, 2014 matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the Cleveland Browns by watching this full game replay brought to you by NFL Game Pass. This is the ultimate Steelers all-franchise team, a 46-man, game-ready roster of Pittsburgh’s all-time greats at every position. We've identified the root cause of why you weren't drafted, Josh, and you can get some payback tonight. Mike Mitchell – Mitchell’s disappointing season is now over.