2017 Week 4 Steelers Vs Ravens Live Update And Discussion Thread – First Half

The Steelers and Ravens meet up for the first time of the season in just a short time from now. And one of the icons from this matchup’s history, James Harrison, will not even dressed. This has shocked many people, but it was rather predictable based on playing time and special teams contributions.

He is not the only notable inactive, however–actually, given that he has played just seven snaps in three games, removing the emotion from the equation, his being inactive is not really all that notable. But the absence of Marcus Gilbert for a second game in a row is. And the first game missed of Mike Mitchell’s four-year tenure with the Steelers is big.

With Antonio Brown back on punt duty, Pittsburgh also chose to sit Eli Rogers at wide receiver this week in favor of Justin Hunter, an arrangement that could become permanent, or we could have a two-dogs-one-bone situation on our hands going forward. The rest of the inactives are standard, though noteworthy that Matt Feiler has again dressed over Jerald Hawkins.

The Steelers won the coin toss and deferred. Following a touchback, Alex Collins found a hole around left guard for a long gain to the 48. Ryan Shazier knifed through the same hole on the next play for a loss of one. Off play action, Joe Flacco rolled out to his right to find Benjamin Watson, coming off an ankle injury, who picked up 10 yards, J.J. Wilcox with the stick to set up third and one. Buck Allen as the fullback got the carry to move the chains.

This time it was Bud Dupree with a tackle for loss, left unblocked and dropping Terrance West six yards behind the line. On second and 16, Flacco’s pass was a affected by Cameron Heyward hitting his arm, but Mike Wallace was able to come under it for six. Flacco’s third-down pass was off the receiver’s finger tips, thrown wide, and Mike Hilton had a shot at intercepting the pass but could not adjust quickly enough. The ensuing punt was downed inside the five.

The Steelers opened with B.J. Finney as a tackle-eligible, thus technically ‘starting’ the game. Le’Veon Bell got the carry up the middle for about three yards to the seven. Vance McDonald was on the field on first down, and Jesse James joined him on second down. Bell got the carry again for another few yards, setting up third and three. From the 10, Ben Roethlisberger rolled out and shovel passed to Bell for five yards and the successful conversion.

Bell’s fourth consecutive touch was stopped for no gain at the line of scrimmage. With Foster and McDonald leading the way to the right, Bell was able to pick up nine. On third and one, Terrell Watson checked in and got the first down.

Lardarius Webb was able to get to Roethlisberger for the sack and a loss of eight with Bell and Alejandro Villanueva both trying to occupy the edge rusher. James Conner checked in on the following play and found space off the left side of the offense with two tight ends on that side and David DeCastro pulling, the rookie getting to the 40. James for a screen also had space for 15 yards.

Roethlisberger stood in the pocket with a clean rush to shovel toss to Bell at the last second, allowing the back to pick up 15 yards as the Steelers began to move in chunks. Now at the Ravens’ 30, Bell was wrestled down off the right side for three yards. He added 16 on his longest run of the season to date off the right side, Maurkice Pouncey pulling on the play.

Now set up at the 12, Roethlisberger handed off to Conner, but the Ravens read the play and dropped him for a loss of two yards. Conner remained in as Bell was getting looked at on the sideline. On second and 12, Chris Hubbard was flagged for a false start. Now back at the 19, Bell, back in, could only pick up two yards. The Steelers now face third and 15 from the 17. On the play, Roethlisberger threw a screen to McDonald that was short of the first down, but David DeCastro was flagged for a hold, which the Ravens accepted rather than making the Steelers settle for a field goal. On third and 25 back at the 27, Roethlisberger completed to Brown, but only for about 15 yards. Chris Boswell’s field goal gave them an early 3-0 lead.

Collins was also the kick returner for the Ravens, who brought the ball out to the 22. Michael Campanaro, a wide receiver by trade, got the carry for just a couple of yards to close out the first quarter. West bounced off a hit from Cameron Heyward up the middle, hitting the edge for six yards to set up third and two. Sean Davis was able to get a hand in front of the third-down pass to force a three and out for the defense. Brown signaled for a fair catch at the 30.

After a holding penalty, the Steelers were forced to begin with a first and 18 from the 22. After a short run from Bell and a completion to Brown, it was third and four, Roethlisberger under pressure could not get the ball to Bell, who likely would have been short. Brown was wide open on the play, but Roethlisberger could not see him. Wilcox was held on the ensuing punt, but still induced a fair catch. As a result, the Ravens were backed up in their own end.

Starting off at the 10,  Flacco looked deep for Wallace, who dropped the ball in coverage against Artie Burns, who was behind the play. A short pass to Campanaro over the middle picked up six or seven to set up a manageable third down. On third and four, Flacco fumbled the football and the rusher smelled blood, with Heyward the one to eventually get to him for the sack as he flushed to his left. The Ravens have to punt from their 5.5-yard line after a delay of game as well. A whistle from the stands blew the punt dead. This time Koch got off a better punt for over 50 yards, Brown able to return it back to Ravens territory at around the 45 or so.

Jimmy Smith for the Ravens was temporarily out of the game. From the 46, Roethlisberger looked deep in Brown’s direction but falling incomplete and long. He was bracketed on the play. On second and 10, Bell picked up about seven on a draw to the left. Now third and three, on the possession down trying not to waste quality starting field position, the Ravens jumped offside.

The penalty moved the ball to the 34-yard line. Roethlisberger’s pass was batted at the line by Willie Henry, the same player who jumped offside. Bell again on the draw, he was limited to about three yards, though approaching the 30-yard line in field goal range. On third and seven, Roethlisberger looked to JuJu Smith-Schuster, converting and gaining extra yardage up the right sideline, working off of Webb in the slot.

After the 19-yard gain, set up at the 12, Bell was thrown down for a big loss of four yards. After the play, a number of flags dropped, flagging Villanueva for unnecessary roughness, headbutting a Raven. That penalty dropped the Steelers all the way back to the 31. Martavis Bryant got tied up with Tony Jefferson on a long b all, with both players ending up on the ground. On third and 29, he took a shot long for Justin Hunter, but the pass was just a bit too long. Boswell from 49 yards connected to give the Steelers a 6-0 lead, an offside penalty being declined.

Collins returned the kick out of the end zone, again to the 22, though he did make a couple of tacklers miss. He did pick up six on the ensuing offensive play. Collins somehow slipped through the middle of the defense before the edge rushers closed in on him in the backfield for a first down. From the 32, Shazier hit Collins in the backfield, ensuing hits knocking the ball loose, by Heyward, and the Steelers recovered.

Now with the ball at the Ravens’ 29, Roethlisberger looked to McDonald on first down over the middle, who…dropped the ball. Real shame. And then a false start on DeCastro. Roethlisberger found James for an 18-yard completion to move the chains. Bell was stuffed looking to go up the middle on the next play. After a timeout, Conner checked in and was able to get eight to set up a third and short. Hubbard out in front with a good block. On third and two, Bell got the ball and punched it home, getting about six down to the one, getting into the end zone on the next play. With a 12-0 lead, the offense came out to try a two-point conversion.

After another kick return short of the 25, a couple of short plays put the Ravens in a third and two. Watson was slow to get up after the second play. Stephon Tuitt was the first one there to drop the back for a loss of three.

With still 2:13 to play and two timeouts, the offense got the ball again from the 30. Bell was able to gain three on a draw after looking like he may lose yardage. On the other side of the two-minute warning, he was stopped on the draw again, but this time Smith-Schuster was docked for an illegal block in the back, his fourth penalty of the year and his third as a blocker. Now second and 16, Roethlisberger was able to dump it off the Bell with space on the right side, Bryant throwing his hat into the blocking arena, allowing Bell to pick up the first down.

From the 42-yard line, Roethlisberger to Bryant for a short five-yard pickup. Bell on another draw was dropped for a short loss. Now third and six, he found Bryant again working against Marlon Humphrey on a crossing route, making the catch in traffic for 26 yards. The pair hooked up again down the field for about 20. At first and 10 at the 11, Hunter in the game, Roethlisberger lofted one up, perhaps thrown away. Bryant back in over Hunter, Roethlisberger pump faked right and found Smith-Schuster open inside the five, walking in for his second touchdown of the season. This time the offense went for two, rolling right and trying to drop it short to Brown’s outside shoulder. Looked like it was catchable, but incomplete.

With 38 seconds remaining in the half, the Ravens were able to get to about midfield with six seconds left after a few plays. Picking up six or seven with two seconds remaining, Justin Tucker checked in to attempt a 62-yard field goal. The All-Pro  was wide right and short, Joe Haden fielding it to return it, but not getting very far. The Steelers will get the ball to start the third quarter.

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  • Jaybird

    Good afternoon Steeler nation!

  • Jaybird

    I’m going to give THREE game predictions today:
    1) Hunter catches a TD pass
    2) Haden has an INT forcing Alex to write a positive article about him later next week
    3) TJ gets 2 1/2 sacks today

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I’m here at my Steelers bar; but must say it is very empty.

  • Jaybird

    Nice weather here on the east coast – lots of people are outside today instead.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    That is exactly what the waitress said; also maybe some went to the game; we only about 40 minutes away, but I am surprised.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I don’t care if we win this game 5-2, in overtime. As long as we win, I’ll be ecstatic.

  • SteelersDepot

    welcome and Happy Sunday. These guys could really use a win today, no?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    You are right; wins are paramount but I am still yearning for some style points.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    You got that right!

  • Jaybird

    Gimme some game predictions bro

  • Darth Blount 47

    Hitting people in the mouth today are the kinds of style points I’m looking for.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Well you shouldn’t have any issues with getting good service then! Lol.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    AB Punt return for TD; Receiving TD; WR reverse for a TD; & a wildcat passing TD to Ben for a TD. Scores 5 different ways. Book it.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    i’ll take it

  • SilverSteel

    Wassup JB? Enjoy what promises to be a tight game. 😳

  • Darth Blount 47

    Big game from Bell today. He controls the game and gives the Ratbirds all they can handle. At least 5 receptions as well.

  • Jaybird

    You had me up until the wildcat ! Lol

  • SilverSteel

    Enjoy a Hefe for me. 🍻🍻

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Loose cannons today

  • Jaybird

    That’s too easy , give me an off the wall one – like JJ Wicox Gets two INT s

  • SilverSteel

    Afternoon Heavy D

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Gotta be Bold; to cheer for the Black & Gold.

  • Jaybird

    What up Silver!

  • SilverSteel

    This is gonna be good. We’re both pissed after last week!

  • SilverSteel

    I think Haden has been steady. Liking that…stability.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    You didnt book it.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Bold prediction: The Ravens lose yet another O-Lineman today and have to recruit someone out of the stands to play. Kinda like the WWF did when they got Earthquake to sit on Dino Bravo.

    “Hey you, row 7, seat 11, with the giant beer and crabcake, can you block?!”

  • Gautam Ramani

    Let this be game that the Offense finally shows up! Let’s go Steelers! 35-7.

  • Jaybird

    Well if they are going to lose an o linemen, then I hope it’s Stanley because I predicted Watt gets 2 1/2 sacks today!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    So will Deebo be on the sideline today?

  • pittfan

    Don’t count if you don’t book it!!

  • SilverSteel

    I sure hope they don’t overuse Watt coming off injury. Let the old man play.

  • alevin16

    I really fear that the Steelers are reading the papers that Flacco does not throw long, and on their first play he throws a bomb TD to Wallace. But you know me I am a pessimist. 😀

  • Darth Blount 47

    Off the wall…. Ummm… Gravedigger kills someone with a trident like Brick Tamland.

  • Gautam Ramani

    Hey JB – How come Flacco never has a stinker game against the Steelers?

  • alevin16

    He can’t he’s inactive

  • Rob

    He is inactive.

  • SilverSteel

    ???

  • Gautam Ramani

    Yah! Division game. Doesn’t matter how we win.

  • Av232

    I’ll add a 4th. A Haden INT will not lead to a positive write up from Alex 😉

  • Av232

    If he’s sick, I’d imagine not. Quarantine the man.

  • Jaybird

    Lol. Haden might have to make All Pro to get a +write up from Alex!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Inactives can be on sideline; they just limit overall number

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    yeah, if he is infectious; he’s probably just sick of being benched.

  • Jaybird

    No Raven has had a stinker against us in a long time . They definitely come ready to play against us

  • Av232

    I just loled a little

  • Darth Blount 47

    I’m wearing my luckiest of all jerseys today. Not that I think we needed the extra boost, but I also didn’t think it would hurt none, either. Lol

  • alevin16

    SilverSteel mentioned that they should let him play. I was just saying he can’t play.

  • Aj Gentile

    At least feel better that Wallace will probably drop it

  • Agustin-ARG

    A little sad to see Harrison inactive. Against the f… Ravens I really want our true and last warrior on the field at least few snaps. Go Steelers!!

  • alevin16

    Is it your Neil ODonnell? 😀

  • Jaybird

    Here we go!!!!!!!

  • pittfan

    Steelers up 10-3 1st qtr. book it!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    OMG; that’s not the way to start.

  • George Kroger

    Welp…guess the ravens watched film from last week’s Steeler game.

  • Chad Sanborn

    have you been right yet?

  • Darth Blount 47

    I save that for pre-season games ONLY.

  • pittfan

    didnt learn a thing from last week!!

  • Jaybird

    No Yanda- no problem

  • George Kroger

    Bend, don’t break, right?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Crows oline shoving Steelers D off line of scrimmage

  • George Kroger

    Bud!!!!

  • alevin16

    they do this all the time. They tend to turn backup lineman into Anthony Munoz

  • pdupuis

    Bud!

  • Aj Gentile

    Are they not blocking Bud?

  • pittfan

    not shifting against strengths, just like last week

  • Av232

    I’d say that shoulder is good to go

  • Chad Sanborn

    Better tackling so far

  • thomas hmmmm

    stupidity 3 and 1 and you have hargrave in instead of McC. THey have no clue how to utilize the players they have.. So much for situational football

  • alevin16

    Oh hilton

  • Aj Gentile

    Hilton no!

  • scott redmond

    many of us are boycotting is probably more the truth

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    needed that INT

  • alevin16

    McC is inactive

  • George Kroger

    Dang…pick 6, maybe

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    97 yard Bell Run. book it.

  • pdupuis

    Lousy field position not coming up with that pick.

  • George Kroger

    boycotting what?

  • pittfan

    +1.

  • ThatGuy

    No way lol

  • Chad Sanborn

    long ball to Bryant!
    Book it

  • Evan Eremita

    Dupree is always good for a play or two where someone forgets to block him

  • George Kroger

    Way?!

  • Mister Wirez

    Ravens kick units are the best.

  • alevin16

    Yeah but at least the punt returner did not muff it

  • Buccos9

    Right off the bat Shazier blasts inside the blocker and a big run happens outside him He has got to start reacting to the runner instead of guessing and racing through the first hole he sees.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Sorry, but Hargrave has proven he is a better NT than McCullers in everyway. That why McCullers is in street clothes.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Good adjustment by the D after that first run. Dupree looking especially good. Keep it up.

  • ThatGuy

    3 straight bombs to MB and then a punt is more likely lol

  • Jaybird

    It was deflected – I can’t fault Hilton on that one . Tough catch

  • Jaybird

    Best ever

  • pittfan

    assert yourselves Oline!!

  • George Kroger

    94 yards short

  • Chad Sanborn

    He is falling into a bad habit

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    just a few yards shy.

  • alevin16

    3 and 5 time for a bomb

  • Jaybird

    Ring that bell

  • pittfan

    YES!! Ring that bell!!

  • pdupuis

    Good job Bell.

  • Chad Sanborn

    Nope. I was wrong

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    nice extra effort for 1st

  • alevin16

    whew

  • George Kroger

    I like that inside screen on short yardage…if it’s not over used.

  • pittfan

    great minds think alike

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    I’m so glad he just tried to get the 1st instead of going deep

  • Rob

    Whats up peeps

  • Michael

    if Bell drops shuffle pass from Ben, would it be incomplete or fumble?

  • 6 ring circus

    You killed me last week for a bad book!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    INC

  • Aj Gentile

    I believe incomplete because it’s forward

  • pittfan

    HE’s BAAAAACCCCKKKKK!!!!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    dont throw it deep!

  • Aj Gentile

    Watson!

  • alevin16

    I am liking the Watson usage

  • Av232

    Pay the man

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Vance scores our 1st td

  • Chad Sanborn

    A bit early to say that

  • Michael Mosgrove

    hell no.

  • George Kroger

    Watson is money on short yardage

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Crap. Why don’t they throw long on 3rd and short? Now I don’t recognize this team. ;p)

  • thomas hmmmm

    15 million dollar pressure, doesn’t look like bell can take the pressure.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    I like the playcalling so far

  • Rob

    Watson is definitely the thunder to whatever Bell is

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Same here.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    come on ben.

  • George Kroger

    Ben’s gotta get rid of that ball – nice blitz pickup initially

  • WilliamSekinger

    Was liking the drive until that sack.

  • pittfan

    pay THAT man!

  • thomas hmmmm

    not in run defense. pass pressure most definitely Hargrave is better but not versus the run. and at 3 and 1 it is about moving the bodies.. McC is hard to move.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Conner!

  • Aj Gentile

    Dang. All the running backs getting work

  • Jaybird

    How ya like it now

  • ThatGuy

    Great run!!!

  • Aj Gentile

    You like that!?

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    It’s a RB all skate!

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    looks like Ben lost ALL his mobility

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Changing up the backs on them

  • Av232

    The future is here. Cut Bell

  • Frank

    Keep em guessing

  • Michael Mosgrove

    they should have been doing that back to last year.

  • Rob

    As they should! Why keep talent on the bench?!

  • alevin16

    Hey Ben is actually using other receivers

  • Aj Gentile

    Exactly!

  • thomas hmmmm

    Conner is a monster.. He definitely needs more carries.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    ben’s going to get himself killed playing like that.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    bout time he’s utilizing his weapons

  • George Kroger

    Ben good decision

  • Jaybird

    I’m liking this

  • Aj Gentile

    Who would’ve thought that short passes works on other teams other than the Steelers D

  • WilliamSekinger

    They letting them come and shoveling it out of there

  • Mister Wirez

    Flash > Outlaw

  • Chad Sanborn

    nice call to take the short pass there

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    keep running like this, play action will be sweet all game

  • pittfan

    we’re going to eat this whole quarter

  • ayub

    Great play calling

  • WilliamSekinger

    Those shovel passes will affect the pass rush speed later

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    even a broken clock is right two times a day lol

  • alevin16

    As long as we have a TD for dessert

  • George Kroger

    Got the ravens off balance

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Love this long drive. Wear that D down.

  • ThatGuy

    Bell looks goooood today

  • ayub

    Mixing it up, playing to counter blitzes, this wins games against Baltimore.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    he barely got that dumpoff to bell on that play he had 2 defenders in his face.

  • Mister Wirez

    Bell is BACK Oline too

  • Michael Mosgrove

    bell’s hurt.

  • Jaybird

    He’s hurt

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    he had to time it just right and hopefully brace for impact

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Vance td

  • pittfan

    jeeez, not now!

  • ayub

    Ugh

  • Michael Mosgrove

    mother hubbard got a penalty? shocker.

  • Jaybird

    TD to JuJu

  • Michael Mosgrove

    you run on a 2 and 17? ??????

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    now here come the freaking penalties

  • alevin16

    back to the dead zone?

  • George Kroger

    Red zone woes continue?

  • Michael Mosgrove

    td to jesse

  • Aj Gentile

    Can’t take a sack

  • WilliamSekinger

    7 field goal game?

  • Michael

    Hubbard caused BEN’s fumble sack last game, changing momentum. Bum.

  • Mister Wirez

    Crap.. Steelers are back.. Hubbard

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Hated that run on 2nd and 17.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    FOR F*CKS SAKE.

  • Chad Sanborn

    Now playing for the field goal after a good drive

  • ThatGuy

    Red zone offense is still bad

  • pdupuis

    Self destructing on this drive.

  • alevin16

    flacco pass

  • Jaybird

    Terrible call

  • Rob

    Can’t blame this one on Ben

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    look at left side

  • Michael Mosgrove

    that was stupid.

  • Michael

    It’s lame THE REF’s could call holding on every play based on interpretation.

  • alevin16

    well points are points

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    they got it overloaded

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Not ideal but hey, they went down the whole damn field. I’ll take it.

  • pittfan

    ok, like the drive, kick the FG. 10min drive, Oline clicking…

  • Michael

    So I’m not the only fan who noticed???

  • Michael Mosgrove

    the penalty for hubbard, and decastro and the 2nd and 17 run are all stupid things.

  • Chad Sanborn

    ugh. Welp it was a good glimpse as to what we can do when we work as a team

  • alevin16

    now we need that turnover from flacco

  • WilliamSekinger

    No Td, but drive gassed their defense espicailly if our D does their job and get a quick 3 and out.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I was scairt for a sec

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    at least we tiring out their def

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    should have been play action

  • NinjaMountie

    I’ll take points from where they started

  • Frank

    hate seeing another good drive killed by penalties

  • Av232

    Duppree with the strip-sack

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    haden

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    then go away if you boycotting.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Just what to expect from a Steelers/Ravens game. 3 points back and forth all day most likely.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Way to sustain a drive.

  • 6 ring circus

    Strip sack by Deebo…oh…

  • Michael

    So at end of season we evaluate if Conner or Bell’s our RB next year?

  • Jeff McNeill

    I got here last is the sky falling yet.

  • Chad Sanborn

    Play calling in the redzone is bad again and the penalties are still there

  • Michael

    Steelers missed a 98 yd drive TD by stalling in red zone. Got 3 pts tho.

  • Av232

    I bet they tag Bell if he’s healthy either way, especially if Ben is back

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Sensabaugh dinged

  • ayub

    Jupiter is closing in.

  • Thomas Fallon

    I’ll take a 3pt. 97 yd. drive on the road tho…..

  • George Kroger

    Penalties messed that series up – couldn’t even see a real 2nd and 3rd down play.

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    The announcers didn’t say who won the toss at game start, and then they just say “runner forced out of bounds” without saying where. Sloppy.

  • Steeldog22

    Patience on offense. Long drive Got 3. Something to build on. Better than 3 and out with one run and two bombs.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    lets score 3 every drive; and force Baltimore to punt or turnver all of their drives

  • Rob

    I don’t even think that a draw on 2nd and 17 is terrible given that they were on the other side of the field, but the penalties hands down killed that endzone drive.

  • Chad Sanborn

    No but the yellow flags are

  • George Kroger

    Dude, I like Conner, but there is no comparison. Gotta sign Bell to a long term deal (someone needs to tell him $12 mill is enough to live comfortably on).

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Touchdown or no touchdown, that was our offenses best drive this year

  • Michael Conrad

    Ben has to look at a slant to MB the safety is bailing out deep to MB side. The LB’s are up for the run

  • SilverSteel

    Fact. Not bad.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    I love both BUT that Barkley kid would look reeeally good in black and gold

  • Michael

    Rap songs are full of bloated ego’s.

  • Chad Sanborn

    Glad to see the return of the short passing game

  • Rob

    Agreed. He has to come down on his asking price I think, unless he starts ripping off 150-160 scrm yds/per game from now through the post season

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    refs missed hold

  • George Kroger

    Another one for the missed tackle article.

  • alevin16

    what else is new

  • Frank

    yahhup

  • alevin16

    no pi no pi no pi

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Nice D

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    I peeped that too

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    28

  • George Kroger

    Good no call

  • Michael

    Thumbs up X 100.

  • DirtDawg1964

    That was a good flip of the drives. Kept the Ravens off the board after it looked like they might at least get a FG. The then get points after starting at their two and facing a couple of 3rd downs.

    Disappointing not to get the TD. That would have really put the game in their favour. But a nice sequence nonetheless.

    And now they get the ball back!

  • Rob

    Is that..a…3 AND OUT ???

  • Michael

    Eli Rogers healthy scratch. Egg running down someone’s face indeed.

  • George Kroger

    They did – they said the Steelers won and deferred.

  • alevin16

    Play action may work on first

  • Aj Gentile

    And he can play QB!

  • SilverSteel

    Davis needed that play

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Ah, my bad then. Thanks.

  • DirtDawg1964

    Keep pounding the rock. Tire these guys out.

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Play action deep pass on first down here, bet

  • Av232

    3.14159265359

  • DirtDawg1964

    That would be a nice option too.

  • Rob

    lmao

  • SilverSteel

    🤔😧😄

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    I missed it

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I wouldnt mind going downtown just one play here

  • George Kroger

    Ravens are coming hard at Ben…this is not the game to go deep.

  • Agustin-ARG

    Screen pass… 2nd to 9 lol

  • Thomas Fallon

    They’ll feed Bell…he seems like he is hot today

  • Chad Sanborn

    Time to work the receivers now. AB on acrossing route then Bryant on a bomb

  • Dan

    Let’s get a TD here and keep that bruising running game going.

  • Av232

    Call the PA with a check to the run… I’m in

  • Frank

    wow that was a weak call imo

  • alevin16

    hit to head

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    AB – was juking

  • Frank

    scratch that thought it was for the hit

  • Michael

    Your opinion is Martavis still bit rusty?

  • Michael

    De-cleated.

  • Dan

    Steelers need to be more disciplined.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    runs on 2nd and 17, 2nd and 18. what the hell is haley smoking?

  • George Kroger

    Penalties continue to kill the Steelers.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Took me forever to find a stream that would last while ALSO being on the Depot. But looks like I found it!

  • Aj Gentile

    IT Was first down

  • Dan

    Probably. He didn’t see any action in over a year.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Penalties are becoming a bugaboo….

  • Av232

    Plus he was still developing two years ago

  • Michael Mosgrove

    there were open receivers. i have to watch again to figure out who i saw. but that was not a good decision.

  • Frank

    maybe ben should lock into AB every play haha

  • alevin16

    on the punt how was that NOT holding on the Ravens??? Ok they called it

  • George Kroger

    Damn Ben…if he only saw AB that was an easy 6.

  • ayub

    The lord giveth and taketh.

  • Michael

    share the link?

  • DirtDawg1964

    OMG. Wide pen AB. This is when Ben doesn’t look for him. Ouch.

  • alevin16

    Now Ben is ignoring 84

  • Av232

    Yeah this TV crew is playing scrabble while they call the game

  • DAWAARE

    brown wide open lol

  • Dan

    The one time Ben doesn’t lock on to 84.

  • Michael

    Usually the sitcom formula of Gold but here sucks.

  • Agustin-ARG

    who was open?

  • Frank

    true that, if you are going to lock into one guy and it is 3rd down. A throw to AB everytime wouldnt hurt my feeling

  • SilverSteel

    Lol

  • Chad Sanborn

    the first time BR7 didnt look at AB and it was an easyTD…. Can’t win for losing

  • NinjaMountie

    He’d already got rid of it by the time ab broke free. He got antsy.

  • DirtDawg1964

    AB. As in wide open. No one within five yards of him. And no one behind him.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    was it first? announcers said second and 18. i guess the penalty threw me off the downs. i stand corrected. was multi tasking at the time.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Dumb dumb throw by Ben. Shouldn’t throw short of the chains especially when the DB has the sideline to help him stop Bell.

  • Frank

    you know its bad when the announcers catch it first haha

  • George Kroger

    In his defense, he got happy feet. Other times we criticize Ben for holding the ball too long. He was looking to bail out of that play so he wasn’t looking down field.

  • Jaybird

    Yep he was on his third read already, and everyone is mad he didn’t see AB

  • Michael Mosgrove

    more like 10-12 yards open.

  • alevin16

    WHEW

  • pittfan

    p;ick 6 right here. book it!!

  • Frank

    the hands strike again..

  • Aj Gentile

    I called it!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Buffstream(dot)com(f-slash)watch(f-slash)nfl-3(dot)php

  • WilliamSekinger

    Lol Wallace…

  • Rob

    Open receivers on a run play? What do you mean? lol

  • George Kroger

    Mike Wallace lol

  • Ravens Team Gynecologist

    Mike Wallace is still Mike Wallace.

  • Jaybird

    Burns toasted

  • Aj Gentile

    Told you lol

  • Agustin-ARG

    Time to sack!!

  • Av232

    Don’t miss that.

  • DAWAARE

    time to cut burns muahha

  • DirtDawg1964

    Getting toasted by Wallace is not a crime. Dropping an easy reception is.

  • 6 ring circus

    Speed kills

  • Michael Mosgrove

    ab had a touchdown if ben pays attention.

  • Dorian James

    Yes!!!, I get to watch this game without going to the bar. Let’s go Steelers

  • alevin16

    Whew I swear I thought Flacco was going to lumber for a 1st

  • DirtDawg1964

    Heyward! Another 3 and out.

  • Applebite

    Heyward came up big there…

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    ABB was throwing a tantrun on sideline

  • Rob

    Jeez AB..putting on his best OBJ impression

  • Mister Wirez

    Wallace.. not missed

  • Frank

    looked like chick was going to block that

  • Jaybird

    Does watt get a half sack?

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Cam’s a man possessed this year. Holy

  • pittfan

    acting like a baby

  • Av232

    He’s lucky he didn’t get hands to da face called

  • DirtDawg1964

    Delay of game on a punt. Ha, ha!

  • SilverSteel

    WAssup DJ?

  • Frank

    hahah

  • Rob

    Yeah love him, but I’m not a fan of that

  • George Kroger

    Refs lol

  • Michael Mosgrove

    seriously? seriously?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    need points

  • SilverSteel

    I thought that stuff was over. Guess not

  • DirtDawg1964

    Not mad. Just making a joke.

  • Dan

    Let’s not kill a drive with idiotic penalties this time.

  • Chad Sanborn

    Good field position coming up

  • Aj Gentile

    YOU have to be kidding me lol

  • pittfan

    same here

  • Darth Blount 47

    Mike Wallace. Apparently still a Young Money crew member at heart.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Wow, a whistle from the stands. During a home game…

  • DirtDawg1964

    Divas gotta diva. Ha, ha!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    IKR

  • Dorian James

    What up? Looks like I’m about 10 seconds behind maybe I should stop reading now LOL LOL

  • Michael Mosgrove

    id be pissed too. he had an easy touchdown if ben wasnt looking the other way.

  • George Kroger

    More like Small Change

  • Applebite

    I really need to get myself a Nix jersey…for the hell of it.

  • DAWAARE

    we gotta score man,
    eventually burns will f up and they will score TD

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Wolf, “The Human highlight film, Rosie Nix”

  • Rob

    The Young Money crew all got paid..BIG lol never forget

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Announcers getting testy.

  • DirtDawg1964

    Okay, we have to get points. As in 7 of them. You have a chance to put all the pressure on the Ravens.

  • I4giveSteelers

    i missed it what he do lay a ravan out

  • DAWAARE

    is mike wallace faster than heyward bey?

  • Chad Sanborn

    Have we had an offensive drive without a penalty this season?

  • ThatGuy

    I doubt it

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    they were jostling on the raven sideline; AB pulled him away.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Baltimore’s Offense is, well….

    Let’s just say, at least they can’t RUN like the Bears.

  • Michael

    thanks.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Haley just implemented that this year and its working very well.

  • DirtDawg1964

    Nope. They are terrible. Good D. But that offence is offensive.

  • Dan

    Real fans get the fullback jersey.

  • Darth Blount 47

    No one is faster than Hey-Bey

  • Agustin-ARG

    Pass to MB10!!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I think a victory formation against the Browns

  • Michael

    Is Tayvis’ even in the game?

  • alevin16

    i bet Ben zones in on AB now

  • Dee Evolution

    Good Steelers or bad Ravens?

  • DarthYinzer

    Maybe

  • George Kroger

    Deep ball is a mistake against this attacking D – look for the crossing routes

  • Shannon Stephenson

    good run by Bell

  • George Kroger

    lol

  • pdupuis

    To protect Ben. That hilarious!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Thats one way to get a 1st down

  • Michael Mosgrove

    first time ive ever seen a dead whistle to protect ben.

  • Ravens Team Gynecologist

    Looks like it would have been a false start on AB if they didn’t jump offsides.

  • thomas hmmmm

    That was an Old Bell run… That is what he has been missing.. even though it was a 5 yard run that was classic bell.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    really shows you how soft the NFL is getting if they are protecting Ben

  • michael young

    Bell is looking much sharper. Ben……not so much. Not yet anyway. Line is creating some holes. Digging the playcalling to slow down the rush (shovel passes/screens etc).

  • ayub

    Yes and that will help Ben taking what is given.

  • Michael

    First 3 games ZERO running lanes.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    alright JuJu

  • Jaybird

    JuJu Bee good

  • alevin16

    throw to TE in middle for TD

  • Darth Blount 47

    We are milking this clock like a bunch of Pennsylvanian Dutch Amish at 4:30am…

  • alevin16

    ha I saw what you did there

  • Michael Mosgrove

    horrible playcall

  • DAWAARE

    is brandon williams best NT in the league rite now?

  • pdupuis

    TD here would be nice.

  • Av232

    I guess you just made the cheese!

  • alevin16

    and there goes that drive

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Sigh. Hoping for another FG now.

  • Jaybird

    F ING Stupid.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    WTF

  • Darth Blount 47

    Butter churning is my specialty!

  • Frank

    not like villy

  • Chad Sanborn

    ugh redzone woes… Play calling is horrendous down here

  • SilverSteel

    Which literally never happens. I’ll take it

  • Jaybird

    It’s the penalties , not the play calls

  • alevin16

    really no flag on that pi??

  • Michael Mosgrove

    that run where bell got dropped was stupid.

  • Michael

    Players behaving actually have CTE… aggression.

  • George Kroger

    Replay, please

  • Michael Mosgrove

    was that hunter or wheaton? same freaking problem.

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Ugly. You push this defense around yet you allow them to stay in the game.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    was not blocked well

  • Michael

    That pass was a prayer.

  • capehouse

    AV just terrible this year. Ben not too far behind.

  • alevin16

    offsides, means nothing

  • Michael Mosgrove

    there were 8 in the box.

  • Jaybird

    Holly cow , how was that not blocked!!!!

  • DAWAARE

    comon ben

  • Michel Smiffi

    #78 you useless moron!!!

  • michael young

    Not sure I’d be picking a fight with a former Army ranger. Then again, im not stupid. Because you would have to be….

  • Dan

    Another drive killed by penalties. Ben doesn’t have the deep accuracy that he used to have to erase these mistakes.

  • alevin16

    great, setting this up for a 7-6 halftime score

  • Av232

    He had no clue where the sideline was

  • Mister Wirez

    Uggh Hunter jumped to early

  • Michael

    He even missed the FG block with weird angle.

  • Frank

    really brah

  • Rick Lenzi

    undisciplined team

  • Dorian James

    Is it me or is Ben just throwing it up there?

  • michael young

    Sure feels that’s way. Maybe our D can score a TD? Paging Joe Haden.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Our WR’s are not stepping up either…that was not a uncatchable ball to Hunter.

  • Mister Wirez

    Villi not smart. Come on.

  • Danny Porter

    Not sure what’s worse, the play calling or the penalties

  • DarthYinzer

    Yes.

  • DAWAARE

    ben is bad
    but ravens o is atrocious

  • Agustin-ARG

    Classic Pit-Bal game

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Looks that way to me. Throwing into anything that’s single coverage regardless of who has inside position.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Have faith. Setting up for a 13 – 0 score 🙂

  • Mister Wirez

    “C” All of the above!

  • Chad Weiss

    This team constantly shooting themselves on the foot. Bone headed mistakes has cost this team over and over game after game.

  • Jeff McNeill

    Where is chicken little?

  • Chad Sanborn

    Play calling in the red zone has been atrocious

  • NinjaMountie

    Can’t stand stupid penalties.

  • alevin16

    I like your optimism!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    clean up the penalties; we playing crows game.

  • George Kroger

    Could have had it, but it was tough catch

  • Dorian James

    No doubt

  • Chad Sanborn

    that’s a reflection of the coaching sadly

  • George Kroger

    I wanna see what happened on the 2nd down play – they never showed the replay

  • Rob

    You know what would be fun: A weekly player ranking of the team players with a qualifying amount of snaps.

    Edit: Random thought I know

  • Darth Blount 47

    Boswell is a STUD.

    That is all.

  • Dan

    With Bryant? Looks like the players tripped each other up.

  • Mister Wirez

    I think Ben’s either:
    1. Head or heart not in it anymore.
    2. He’s beginning to hit the wall.

    He looks more like Flacco

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Hopefully Ravens stop themselves with a mistake. Just don’t trust this D.

  • RickM

    Haley and Ben are supposed to overcome all the 2nd and 25’s and 3rd and 29’s. Don’t you know? Geez, the O-line has killed almost every drive with dumb mistakes.

  • Dan

    Team MVP? It’s a legitimate discussion.

  • Aj Gentile

    There you go D!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Sweet sweet fumble

  • Michael Mosgrove

    looked like a pass play that broke down to me. i could be wrong. will watch again later and find out.

  • alevin16

    Why did the refs take so long? Shazier said we had it. Where is the trust with the refs?

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    LOL @ me!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    It is amazing how you find a guy that had never played in the NFL and we try him out for a try out and he makes the team and is really good.

  • WreckIess

    Butler runs a crazy amount of inside stunts on first down.

  • Rob

    Chicago prepared us for that one

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Thats what I’m talking about!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Quarter season MVP.

  • 6 ring circus

    Shazier was about to fly by, stuck out the arm

  • alevin16

    seriously?

  • capehouse

    Bring back David Johnson

  • George Kroger

    F’ing McDonald

  • Michael Mosgrove

    2 big drops by macdonalds so far as a steeler.

  • Mister Wirez

    Finally.. a TO

  • Darth Blount 47

    Sarge… Fumbaliya Wilkinson!

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    time for a td

  • DAWAARE

    loool

  • Shannon Stephenson

    TE in the first next year draft…book it

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    F you, Vance. Gotta make that catch.

  • Frank

    good lord

  • I4giveSteelers

    geez us….damn penalties

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    McDonald – bad trade?

  • Mister Wirez

    Yep they did.. lol

  • Agustin-ARG

    penalty and field goal here we go!!

  • Michael Mosgrove

    decastro maintaining his streak from last year. penalties all over the place.

  • Dan

    Steelers penalty? Stop the presses!

  • RickM

    The O-line must just want all field goals.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    dropped pass, another penalty…I mean f-ing really?

  • George Kroger

    TE, Safety and QB all in the first!

  • Douglas Andrews

    Somebody needs to tell Vance he’s playing for the Steelers we don’t tolerate that weak 49ers stuff

  • WilliamSekinger

    Oh my god…! Just punt the ball on 1st down

  • pdupuis

    GD penalties. Get Boswell ready for another FG.

  • michael young

    Vance McDonald doing his best Sammie Coates impression. It’s hard to be a receiver/tight end if you cannot catch.

  • alevin16

    flag, now what did we do?

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Is this team still heating up or … is this who they really are?

  • Evan Eremita

    And a left tackle

  • Mister Wirez

    This guys like OLD MacDonald

  • alevin16

    surprise a flag on them

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Jesse catches; Vance drops

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    See Vance? See?!

  • Michel Smiffi

    Well, 78 gave the Ravens exactly what they wanted…

  • Chad Sanborn

    who they are

  • Michael Mosgrove

    or green. green had drops and had same number. or spaeth. maybe 89 is cursed.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Jessie got the message. Vance is still sleeping

  • George Kroger

    Yeah, that’s what they said, but we never saw the replay to confirm that

  • Ravens Team Gynecologist

    It’s hard hars to think it’s just going to change all of the sudden.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    McDonald td

  • Av232

    Dont forget ILB

  • WilliamSekinger

    This is really hard to watch

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    have they used plat actipn?

  • Rob

    Oh ok

  • alevin16

    they should of on that last one

  • Michael Mosgrove

    but vance blocked and jesse missed his. so =/=

  • Rob

    plat actipn has been banned in 36 countries

  • George Kroger

    lol

  • pittfan

    +1. im getting pissed

  • capehouse

    Wow 2 TEs and a FB not working against the Ravens. Big surprise. Is Haley new to this rivalry?

  • DAWAARE

    jesse james is actually becoming a crucial piece

  • Chad Sanborn

    Gotta get better in the red zone.

  • pittfan

    no FDA approval

  • WilliamSekinger

    I just yelled at my TV…’What now?’ Thought the timeout was another penalty.

  • I4giveSteelers

    i understand you have to have rules in any sporting event….but geez between time outs and penalties….watching is painful at times

  • Douglas Andrews

    Vance is consistent he played the same way in SF very inconsistent

  • George Kroger

    Typing on a phone can be a bitch

  • Av232

    Discipline

  • Shannon Stephenson

    NICE RUN CONNOR!!!!

  • Chad Weiss

    Gotta get seven

  • Rob

    Haha i know..i couldn’t help myself

  • NinjaMountie

    James still our only reliable TE

  • Darth Blount 47

    Is everyone else in a timeout? Just trying to see where I am at in the stream.

  • alevin16

    Watson 3 times in the middle

  • Shannon Stephenson

    FIRST DOWN AND GOAL!!!

  • Applebite

    Good of Haley to use Connor there

  • Douglas Andrews

    Great job Bell

  • Shannon Stephenson

    touchdown!!!!!

  • Douglas Andrews

    Bout time Offense

  • pittfan

    bell to the 1, oops, make that TD!!!!!

  • Applebite

    Bang it in….

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    2 pointer?

  • alevin16

    Wait in the red zone you are allowed to get into the endzone? I thought you had to go backwards and kick

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Huge. HUGE!

  • Michael Mosgrove

    doubt it.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    surprised Coach T didnt go for two there

  • francesco

    Tell me the stream?

  • 6 ring circus

    I Like that 13-0 optimism…

  • DAWAARE

    so ravens d is still pretty good with all the injuries but wut the hell happened to their offense?

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Every other quarter. New rule this year.

  • Darth Blount 47

    We are imposing our will. I love it!

  • George Kroger

    When you dominate a game like this, it’s gotta reflect on the scoreboard…eventually, right?

  • Douglas Andrews

    He’s living in his fears today

  • Michael Mosgrove

    i’m not. not in baltimore. take points when you can.

  • Applebite

    Well, last week, they threw the ball, instead of running it down there. It wasn’t as if Bell wasn’t running well against the Bears…

  • Canadiana

    Exactly what we needed to do, make a turnover into 7

  • alevin16

    If the Steelers keep scoring it is going to be really hard for pessimists like me to say I told you so 🙂

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    lets go D

  • George Kroger

    You forgot commit penalties

  • Agustin-ARG

    First momentun of the season

  • Michael Mosgrove

    dont jinx us arsehole!

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Before i lose my dang mind, why does it look like every XP or FG gonna get blocked?

  • WilliamSekinger

    Alevin16…See? 13 – 0 LOL (like I was all that confident considering hoe the Steelers have been playing)

  • NinjaMountie

    Sweet. Now don’t give up a score on D

  • Chad Weiss

    Same here.Glad he didn’t if they didn’t get it it would be huge momentum difference imo

  • ThatGuy

    Most complete we’ve looked so far this season

  • Shannon Stephenson

    thats not the way nice people talk to each other

  • Dan

    Injuries to the OL including Yanda, underwhelming WRs, no RBs, and Flacco with back issues.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Gotta say I didn’t think the Steelers would stick to the running game like they have.

  • pittfan

    turn around week!!!

  • alevin16

    Yup I thought of you the minute they scored! So happy to be wrong

  • Darth Blount 47

    I typed it out earlier in the thread.

  • Dorian James

    Might be a little bit of both

  • Michael Mosgrove

    it’s sarcasm. i’m not inferring he’s actually an arsehole.

  • T-51b

    Oline stinks. It’s Ronnie Stanley and 4 guys they found in the phone book.

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Get the ball back and score before the half now

  • Jaybird

    I’m greedy – I want another FG before the half. 16-0 Steelers

  • 6 ring circus

    Ive learned to walk past MM comments, lol!

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    I think 3rd qtr is gonna be an air show and 4th running game

  • Shannon Stephenson

    ahhhh…I noticed my sarcasm meter was turned off

  • pittfan

    TD!!! 20-0!!

  • Jeff McNeill

    Why only a fg?

  • Taylor Williams

    Can’t ask for this too much against a really good offense.

  • WilliamSekinger

    I want a pick 6 20-0

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Short kick but coverage gets him before the 25. Nicely done.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Only thing missing right now is a Joe Haden pick

  • Jaybird

    Can’t be too greedy, might jinx us

  • Taylor Williams

    Screw that, we need touchdowns

  • Ravens Team Gynecologist

    Defense should still be fresh.

  • alevin16

    Send him a text to remind him

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I love the way JJ Wilcox plays

  • Michael Mosgrove

    it’s baltimore. you take points when you can.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I did. It was a call I made at the beginning. This just FELT like a Bell game. (And apparently Conner, lol )

  • George Kroger

    Is it me or does Wilcox look better than Mitchell?

  • Mister Wirez

    Pick-6. We’re due.

  • alevin16

    is 27 Wilcox?

  • Douglas Andrews

    Wilcox is physical out there

  • Michael

    yes.

  • Canadiana

    Willcox looking pretty good today. A couple big hits but not overly aggressive

  • Taylor Williams

    Too risky

  • WreckIess

    So far. Really good tackling.

  • Jaybird

    That’s one of my predictions- a Haden pick

  • DAWAARE

    watson gone? lol good bye ravens o

  • George Kroger

    Didn’t the ravens give up a bunch of running yards last week?

  • Michael Mosgrove

    yes.

  • Applebite

    It appears that in every game that they’ve done well, they established the run first. That made defenses sink in to stop Bell. When they struggled, they passed a lot before establishing the run properly. It’s old cliche…

  • Michael

    Vance, TE, catch it first, forget the rest.

  • Ravens Team Gynecologist

    I know I like him.

  • Evan Eremita

    I like him

  • Frank

    similar player with no back round to be pissed about ahha

  • Darth Blount 47

    Williams and Wilcox. NOT the train you want to have hit you.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    I’m liking Wilcox over Mitchell as the starter. Wonder if the Steelers will at least start considering it.

  • Taylor Williams

    Plays like Ryan Clark with a little Ed Reed in him

  • Douglas Andrews

    Do we have a Safety controversy? I’m liking Wilcox back there

  • alevin16

    91 we missed you!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Tuitt with another good play

  • ayub

    This looks like the defense of old.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    where was this last week?

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    And now the fans turn on the Ravens. Bee-yoo-tee-full.

  • George Kroger

    Better tackler though…and doesn’t celebrate every play

  • 6 ring circus

    Defense smelling the chum

  • alevin16

    on IR with 91 and 90

  • Dorian James

    It’s never too late buddy

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Blame me….every Steeler game I attend they have lost

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    nice

  • Applebite

    M&T Bank has a Boo Bird nest somehwere…

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Missed Watt and Tuitt last week

  • Michael Mosgrove

    disagree. we need a stronger TE blocker without spaeth and heath. jesse cant block. if vance continues good blocks im happy.

  • Mister Wirez

    Lol.. I love it

  • Douglas Andrews

    Man if we can get one more score before the half

  • Taylor Williams

    This always happens. Tomlin doesn’t prepare himself for weak opponents

  • DAWAARE

    andy dalton murdering browns

  • alevin16

    If we ever needed a game to show we can put a foot to the throat and keep it there this is the game

  • Jaybird

    Totally

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Need points before half

  • Agustin-ARG

    huge penetration!!

  • Douglas Andrews

    Surprising 2 guys make such a difference but they do.

  • alevin16

    play action bomb?

  • Chad Sanborn

    Don’t take your foot off the gas here. 2 minutes to put up more points

  • Shannon Stephenson

    thats what she said…muhahahahaha

  • 6 ring circus

    Yep, we’re not good at that

  • Canadiana

    Me too! I was worried about him wrapping up the first couple weeks but he’s been solid today

  • Evan Eremita

    New ratbird nick name? The boo birds?

  • Darth Blount 47

    I really hope Haley lets Ben run this 2-minute drill.

  • DirtDawg1964

    If we play this right we get two consecutive drives. We start the second half with the ball.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    you talking to my girl again?

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    long td pass

  • Michael

    LOL.

  • DirtDawg1964

    Bell turns a loss of three into a gain of three. This is why he’s so valuable.

  • Douglas Andrews

    They gave up a bunch of everything last week including points lol

  • George Kroger

    That is not happening this game…Ravens come hard at Ben and he’ll never get that time. They need to just attack the blitz.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    keep pushing. keep your foot on the gas ben. keep pushing.

  • DirtDawg1964

    Two potential pro bowl starters. Not just any guys.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    weddle, jefferson, carr thats unlikely.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Prediction on what happens next season? Franchise tag or let him walk?

  • Michael Mosgrove

    walk.

  • DirtDawg1964

    I think they franchise him. Doesn’t make a lot of sense not to.

  • Mister Wirez

    That delayed handoff is gonna pop a big one as the Ravens of pursue

  • Michael Mosgrove

    sure it does. he’s not worth the 14 mill he would get on a second franchise.

  • DirtDawg1964

    Ha, ha! Love it. They booed them when they knelt before the anthem (so it’s not jus protesting the anthem that people hate?) and they are booing their putrid play.

  • Applebite

    In the tunnel, waiting…

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Honestly I think it will depend on how well Connor starts playing

  • pittfan

    That’s the Bell we’ve been looking for

  • George Kroger

    Jeez JuJu…learn to block!

  • DirtDawg1964

    If they have the cap he is absolutely worth it.

  • Chad Weiss

    Bryant where are You?

  • Michael Mosgrove

    well you’re entitled to your opinion.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Up 13-0 with the ball and receiving the ball in the 2nd half, this is officially the most relaxed I’ve ever been watching a Ravens Steelers game.

  • Rob

    oh look another flag

  • George Kroger

    They’re taking their foot off the ravens’ throats.

  • Applebite

    Rookie mistake….

  • alevin16

    Nice Ben and Bell nice!

  • Douglas Andrews

    Bell with the YAC

  • DirtDawg1964

    My view is he has been drafted to be his eventual replacement. But they need to see enough of him before they can make him the starter.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Very Nice!!!!

  • George Kroger

    OK…here we go!

  • Michael Mosgrove

    who was that wide open mid field?

  • Canadiana

    Bell and the oline getting more in sync every week

  • Shannon Stephenson

    someone called for Bryant…there ya go

  • Jeremy McClurg

    Take what the defense gives to you. Good Job Ben!

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    good play

  • George Kroger

    4th holding-type call this year

  • Agustin-ARG

    great block MB10

  • Rob

    Might have been AB, but the ball was already on it’s way out

  • capehouse

    9 guys in the box they run it anyway.

  • Danny Porter

    Play calling is just horrible

  • George Kroger

    Stupid call and bad clock management…why call a timeout there?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I agree.

  • Jaybird

    the delayed handoff must be the play of the week.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Bulter should have used that last week

  • Joseph Shaw

    I don’t wanna be THAT guy, but I’m entirely underwhelmed by the offensive game plan.

  • Rob S.

    Ben has to check out of that play! You could see the Blitz from the slot coming

  • Chad Sanborn

    why run there

  • Canadiana

    Beauty catch!!

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    here it comes Bryant or Hunter long

  • Shannon Stephenson

    there was a good pass and catch….nice to see finally

  • Jaybird

    Whew! First down

  • Evan Eremita

    APparently everyone Ian that guy when the play calling is so bad

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Bryant snags ball out of air

  • Douglas Andrews

    Bryant is going off!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Okay, we’ve lulled them to sleep perfectly. Time to find AB.

  • Applebite

    Need to protect the ball here, no stupid stuff

  • Shannon Stephenson

    someone called out Bryant and he has responded

  • Michael

    Announcer said STAMPED.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    rewatching hold on.
    yup ab. no one around him for 20 yards behind him maybe 15 yards to his right. maybe 20 to his left and 20 to his front.

  • 6 ring circus

    Hands catch, woo hoo!

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    AV took Suggs right out of the play.

  • Rob

    Bryant is heating up

  • Douglas Andrews

    I’m feeling greedy lets go O we need a TD

  • alevin16

    Not all the play calls have been great but I am appreciating how they are mixing things up

  • Smitty 6788

    Great routes by MB and #7 on point so far.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    td

  • Chad Sanborn

    Bryant showing skills

  • alevin16

    greed is good

  • Douglas Andrews

    Wow Ben actually threw a ball away

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    McDonald

  • Jaybird

    Bulls make money, bears make money- pigs get slaughtered

  • Michael Mosgrove

    JUJU!

  • Douglas Andrews

    JUJUJUJUJU!!!!!!

  • Canadiana

    Red zone offence is back!!!

  • alevin16

    Great great play! Now that looked like Ben

  • George Kroger

    Dagger in the heart, anyone?

  • Rob

    THAT CELEBRATION THO I LOVE IT

  • Applebite

    Good for confidence JuJu

  • Jaybird

    Been nice knowing you Mr Rogers

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    F*ck yeah!

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    2?

  • Michael

    Guess what goes thru Eli Roger’s mind right now?

  • Dorian James

    Oh yeah

  • pittfan

    ouch!

  • DAWAARE

    LOL hadoken

  • alevin16

    not sure about the 2

  • Douglas Andrews

    See the advantage JuJu gives us in the slot

  • capehouse

    Took Ben a month but finally looked like he got some mojo.

  • Dorian James

    Uh oh

  • Steeldog22

    TD

  • ayub

    “Which Patriot WR will get injured this week”

  • dany

    Kamehameha celebration? JUJU you’re my new favorite

  • DAWAARE

    kinda looks like ravens d gave up.
    they know their o will go 3 and out lol

  • SfSteeler

    the steeler endangered species, the crossing rout!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    that was a dumb play.

  • Chad Sanborn

    makes sense here

  • alevin16

    I guess going for 2 is ok we get the ball after the half (unless they onside)

  • capehouse

    Explain. I’m lost

  • Agustin-ARG

    Great pass protection!! Finally Steelers playing like all we hope

  • pdupuis

    The boo birds will sound so beautiful to me in 38 seconds.

  • DirtDawg1964

    This is good. 3 score lead and they get the ball back to start the second half.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Only good reason I can see for it

  • DAWAARE

    that was a good pass

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Danny Smiths comment about having Eli return punts so he has a role was lame. Put the best players n each position

  • Michael Mosgrove

    so # 19 gets the td to bring our points to 19….odd.

  • Talyn Scarbrough

    JuJu with the Kamehameha celebration. I love it

  • Aj Gentile

    It’s from dragon ball z

  • Rob

    Fan club leaders

  • DirtDawg1964

    Stats of the weird. Ha, ha!

  • WreckIess

    I nerded out when I saw that, too.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Defense is about to fall over they are so gassed, but yeah good protection.

  • alevin16

    D needs to be aware in the last 38 he still has the Flacco special for big yards

  • SilverSteel

    Yes. Much better!

  • pittfan

    mahalo!

  • ThatGuy

    Lots of game left

  • Dee Evolution

    HODOOOOKEN!!!

  • Michael Mosgrove

    defense needs to make a stand here. they are right on the door of scoring.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    int

  • Aj Gentile

    Davis has played well so far

  • Douglas Andrews

    Int here

  • pittfan

    I’m so happy! I feel like break dancing

  • DirtDawg1964

    They get the ball in great field position and throw a five yard cross.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Justin “I can hit a 100 yarder” Tucker is waiting in the wings.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Gay. Pick 6. Bookk it.

  • capehouse

    I must be too old. 🤷‍♂️

  • pittfan

    +1.

  • George Kroger

    I think he could hit a 100 yarder

  • Jaybird

    Hail Mary – only option

  • Canadiana

    Might be his best game in the NFL so far

  • Steve Johnson

    Mike Tomlin’s infatuation to go for 2!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    why did we not protect the sideline….ugghhhh

  • Douglas Andrews

    Block FG attempt for Steelers TD

  • alevin16

    how about we get a block?

  • John Phillips

    That play made sense. Why not go for 2 pts when you are at 19?

  • pittfan

    not this time!!!!!

  • Talyn Scarbrough

    JuJu, I’m officially buying your jersey specifically for this.

  • Av232

    How do you give that up Burns?

  • Douglas Andrews

    The Shutout continues!!!!

  • Rob

    please

  • alevin16

    what are they going to award the Ravens the FG anyway?

  • Michael Mosgrove

    62 yarder. 186 feet distance plus 20 feet in the air.

  • Douglas Andrews

    = MISS

  • alevin16

    glad to see that was short, shows Tucker is not invicible

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Im with Dave Bryan here…..too much math

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    Not your day, Baltimore. Not your day.

  • Joseph Shaw

    Two good defenses? Or two lousy offenses?

  • Rob

    Sometimes you just have to ask nicely 🙂

  • Applebite

    Somebody feeding the Boo Birds….

  • Av232

    Solid first half. Glad to see it. Maybe they’ll start playing up to potential. Gotta stop with the penalties in the red zone, though.

  • Canadiana

    Steelers power level well over 9000 today

  • Hyped Up Hypocycloid

    We put up 19 in the first half! In Baltimore! C’mon, man.

  • Rob S.

    Why not put in Antonio Brown back there? 84 returning a kick against the bunch of all offensive and defensive lineman.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    baltimore has a very good defense and a piss poor offense.
    pittsburgh is inconsistent on both but offense has the power at the moment.

  • Steve Johnson

    60 Minutes! There is a whole half of Football to go. I hope the Coaches and Players don’t take up that kind of attitude.

  • Joseph Shaw

    Fair enough.

  • NinjaMountie

    Seriously

  • Jeremy McClurg

    I gotta ask why Joe Haden back there. Put Ab back there, and none of them offensive players could tackle him

  • MP

    Woke up on the right side of bed.

  • Buccos9

    What is with the pooch kickoff near the end of the first half? Just boot it into or out of out of the end zone. The Steelers get too cute for their own good.

  • SilverSteel

    BPWG is due for one.

  • Steeldog22

    Good half. Shows that a little patience, protection, and some running game goes a long way. Take the 7-15 yard passes. Eat that clock.

  • WreckIess

    You gotta make sure you don’t get beat deep on those plays. Let them have the short stuff.

  • Jeremy McClurg

    I said they’d give them the ball where we got a flag, like last week

  • Shannon Stephenson

    agreed….

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Really good first half. I hope the Steelers don’t start coasting on this. Just keep things the same and do what we did.

  • SilverSteel

    And that ain’t bad…

  • Steeldog22

    Yeah. Pooch kick sucks.

  • NinjaMountie

    Good first half. Stupid penalties are my only complaint.

  • Jeremy McClurg

    But we lost to the Bears….. This team is gonna kill me man

  • Michael Mosgrove

    penalties and some dumb play calling are mine.

  • Talyn Scarbrough

    ON TO THE SECOND HALF LIVE DISCUSSION PAGE!!!!

    Thanks for all that you do everyone at Steelers Depot. We all appreciate it.

  • Chad Sanborn

    2nd half..Gotta keep your foot on the gas. Don’t let up just because you have a lead.

  • pittfan

    John Amos, Coming to America….”I feel like break dancing”…funny stuff

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    If Steelers shut them out in 2nd half; should ensure a victory but you never know with Goodell as commissioner

  • pittfan

    put martay back there!

  • Frank

    wtf

  • ThatGuy

    WTF IS THAT CALL?!?!?!

  • Michael

    Budweiser and folks paid good dollar for ratings.

  • Frank

    hey we could be the titans today

  • Michel Smiffi

    STOP RUNNING OUTSIDE!!!!
    The Ravens are wothout their only quality DT, just run inside you idiots!!!!

  • Michel Smiffi

    What the hell is wrong with Big Ben?
    How much more wide open does the WR need to be?

  • pittfan

    ONly when it counted! Doubled my bet and won $200 today! How’d you do?