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Week 5: Ravens (25) vs. Steelers (24)

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  1. weblink21

    weblink21 Walk On

    Oct 9, 2009
    Ravens and Steelers Battle in AFC North Showdown
    Whenever the Ravens and Steelers get together, you know what to expect. This game lived up to those expectations as the two teams took it to each other from whistle to whistle. The 1st quarter was all defenses. Both teams would bend, but not break. The only scoring in the quarter was on a 44 yard FG by rookie Kyle Rantis to put the Ravens up 3-0. The Steelers defense again showed they were ready for a game when they stopped a long Ravens drive to start the 2nd quarter. After the drive stalled, Rantis kicked a 24 yard FG to go up 6-0. The Steelers answered back with a long drive of their own that was capped off with a 19 yard TD by Rashard Mendenhall to give them the lead at 7-6. The Ravens thought that they finished the half when they scored a touchdown with 57 seconds left in the half on a 3 yard TD run by Ray Rice to make the score 12-7. The Ravens then tried to tie the game by foolishly going for 2 points. The 2 point conversion was no good and the Ravens kicked the ball off to the Steelers with only a few seconds left on the clock. On the next play from scrimmage, Ben Roethlisberger hit Mike Wallace on a 72 yard bomb for a touchdown and the lead at halftime 14-12. The Steelers scored the first touchdown of the second half on a 42 yard TD run by Mendenhall to put the Steelers up 21-12. On the play it appeared that Mendenhall was stopped on the play, but used his trucking ability to fight out of the pile and run for the touchdown. On the Ravens next drive, Rantis added another 44 yard FG to close the gap to 21-15. The two teams then traded field goals to make the game 24-18 with a quarter to go. The 4th quarter went back and forth until the Ravens got the ball on offense with a little over 2 minutes to go in the game. The drive was almost stopped for the Ravens when they were almost stopped in the own territory on a 4th and inches run by Le’Ron McClain. If the Ravens were unsuccessful, the game would have been over. The Ravens continued the drive that ended on a 4 yard touchdown from Joe Flacco to rookie Munchie Cosh that gave the Ravens a 25-24 lead and secured the victory. The Ravens are now all alone in first place in the AFC North and will play the Buffalo Bills this week with Haloti Ngata expected to come back from his 4 week injury.​


    Total Offense: 413

    Rushing: 86
    Passing: 327
    Time of Possession: 19:03


    Total Offense: 374

    Rushing: 147
    Passing: 227
    Time of Possession: 12:57



    J. Flacco - 25/41, 344 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
    R. Rice - 19 att, 75 yds, 1 TD
    M. Cosh - 8 rec, 140 yds. 1 TD


    B. Roethlisberger - 14/24, 243 yds, 1 TD, 3 INT
    R. Mendenhall - 19 att, 128 yds, 2 TD
    M. Wallace - 3 rec, 130 yds, 1 TD​
    @Jethro - Great Game​

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