Saturday, January 15, 2011

Quick Snap: Steelers Win

Well, that was interesting. When the Ravens and Steelers meet, it isn't just a hard faught game, it's a physically brain pounding fight. Pittsburgh outscores Baltimore 24-3 in the second half to rebound from a 21-7 halftime deficit. The tale of two halves this game was. Baltimore comes out and gets all the turnovers in the first half and the good field position that comes with them. In the second half, Flacco & Co. make it their turn with the turnovers. For the most part, it seems to be the same principal in the postseason:

Keep the game close, rely on your quarterback to put you in position to win the game in the final quarter.

In this game, that continued to be true. The 2X-Super Bowl winning Steeler quarterback completed 19 of 32 passes with the most important completion coming on a 58-yard strike with just about two minutes remaining to put the Steelers in position for the go ahead touchdown. Even more impressive, that stingy Steeler defense. Forcing two fumbles and intercepting a Joe Flacco pass, the Pittsburgh defense really put it to the Raven offense in the second half, ball game!

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