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Ravens Breakdown in 2nd half to end their season, 31-24 to the Steelers

Posted By Frisco Fahs On Jan 18 2011 @ 3:19 pm In Baltimore Ravens | No Comments

The Ravens’ season is finished. They lost to their division rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-24.

The Ravens got to a hot start and were looking to easily advance to the AFC Championship game. The Steelers strike first with their opening offensive possession with a one yard run with Rashard Mendenhall. The Ravens answer right back with a 14 yard run with Ray Rice.

Late first quarter, Terrell Suggs sacks Ben Roethlisberger before hi’s arm was moving forward to create a fumble. Every player though it was an incomplete pass besides Cory Redding. He picks up the ball and walks in the end zone for a touchdown. Steelers tried to challenge but the call was confirmed.

Mendenhall suffers his third fumble loss of the season at his own 16 yard line. Six plays later, the Ravens capitalize on the turnover with a four yard touchdown pass to Todd Heap.

The Ravens go into half time with the lead, 21-7.

In the second half, the Ravens meltdown starts to begin. Rice catches a five yard pass and then fumbles it at his own 23 yard line. The Steelers recover and two plays later they score a touchdown.

Later in the third, Joe Flacco throws an interception. Four plays later, the Steelers score another touchdown. It gets worse for the Ravens. Flacco fumbles the snap and the Steelers recover. That turnover results in a field goal. The Steelers score 17 unanswered points all from turnovers.

The Ravens never recovered. The Steelers sealed the game with a late game touchdown with Mendenhall with less then two minutes to go. They weren’t able to get any offense going in the second half. They were outscored 24-3 in the second half.

This will be a tough loss to get over in the off-season for the Baltimore Ravens.  They didn’t play a full 60 minutes of football and gave up a staggering 31 points to the Steelers.

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