Amidst the controversy with Commissioner Goodell not seeing the Ray Rice video and the Ravens first game after releasing Rice last Monday (Sept. 8), the Ravens played like they were the better team. And they were.
The Steelers had three turnovers, including two fumbles. Roethlisberger came into Baltimore with 30 straight games of a passing touchdown and was 22-of-37 with an interception. The Steelers only scored by kicking 2 field goals. Quarterback for the Ravens, Joe Flacco, was 21-of-29 and threw 2 touchdowns. It also didn’t help the Steelers that they had 9 penalties totaling for a loss of 75 yards.
Head Coach for the Steelers, Mike Tomlin, said after the game:
“Obviously, a disappointing effort for us. A lot of the self-inflicted wounds are going to prevent you from being in a football game like that. We turned the ball over too often (and) were highly penalized. Those two things are a lethal combination.”
The Ravens got a much needed win, for the Steelers play in the same division.
With the loss of star running back, Ray Rice, maybe all the Ravens need to win is maintain its ferocious defense.