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Steelers lose to Ravens, 22-20

Posted by Teresa Varley on November 28, 2013 – 11:38 pm

The Ravens got the ball back late in the third quarter and Joe Flacco and Jacoby Jones connected again, this time for 34 yards before the quarter came to a close. The defense kept the Ravens out of the end zone again, bringing on Justin Tucker for a 45-yard field goal, extending the lead to 19-7.

Ben Roethlisberger, working out of the no-huddle, found Le’Veon Bell for seven yards, Emmanuel Sanders for five and back to Bell for nine yards. After two incomplete passes, Roethlisberger converted a key third-and-10, finding Antonio Brown at the eight-yard line for a 19-yard gain. Roethlisberger hit Heath Miller for seven yards, and then Bell got the one-yard touchdown, cutting the lead to 19-14.

The Ravens added another Justin Tucker field goal, his fifth of the night, to extend the lead to 22-7 with 5:43 to play in the game.

The Steelers came back with Roethlisberger completing passes to Antonio Brown for 19 yards and Heath Miller for seven, five and 13 yards. A facemask call gave the Steelers a second-and-24, and Roethlisberger hit Bell for 29 yards to the 20-yard line. Roethlisberger hit Miller for a 19-yard gain to the one-yard line. Bell was stopped on first down for no gain. On second-and-goal Bell looked like he had scored, but took a hit to the head, losing his helmet and having to be helped off the field. Because he lost his helmet, the play was ruled dead when the helmet came off at the one yard line.

On third down Roethlisberger’s pass to Will Johnson was incomplete at the goal line, and on the play the center Fernando Velsaco was knocked out of the game and replaced by Cody Wallace. On fourth down, with just 1:06 to play, Roethlisberger hit Jerricho Cotchery for the one-yard touchdown, pulling within two at 22-20. The Steelers went for the two-point conversion, but Sanders wasn’t able to pull it in.

The Steelers attempted the onsides kick, but it failed to go 10 yards and the Ravens held on to win 22-20.

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3 Responses to “Steelers lose to Ravens, 22-20”

  1. By divots on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    On Bell’s touchdown, why was there no call for helmet to helmet contact?

  2. By Dr. Ruthlessbanger on Nov 29, 2013 | Reply

    Man that stinks! We lost! Dang, it looks like the Baltimore Ravens are the better team…

  3. By Alex on Nov 29, 2013 | Reply

    Most importantly: I hope the injured folks are ok — for their own sake. Scary scenes. On a smaller note, I am convinced that the openly, patterned and predictable snap count every down gives the defenses an advantage. Why is the snap count so visibly done, removing the element of surprise? I am no expert but it seems fundamentally flawed. And it just seems like to much commotion going on at the line. Keep up the hard work!

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