Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens

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BAL
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Game Information
Location: M&T Bank Stadium Baltimore, Maryland
Attendance: 71,126

BALTIMORE (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers finally got their offense running. The wait continues for the Baltimore Ravens.

Le'Veon Bell rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns, and the Steelers beat the Ravens 26-9 on Sunday in a duel for first place in the AFC North.

Though held to a touchdown over the final 30 minutes, Pittsburgh (3-1) mounted enough of an attack before halftime to earn its first win in Baltimore since 2012.

"Not a perfect game, but a great team effort by us," coach Mike Tomlin said. "We're moving in the right directions in a lot of areas: run game development, taking care of the football."

Coming into the game, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked to identify the problem with a Pittsburgh offense that had produced only six touchdowns in 12 quarters.

"The quarterback needs to play better," he said.

Roethlisberger went 18 for 30 for 216 yards and a touchdown. He threw one interception, but it was on a deflection that required a replay reversal.

"I still feel I personally didn't make all the plays," Roethlisberger said. "My goal this week was to take what they give us, don't turn the ball over, and punting isn't a bad thing. And I thought we did a pretty good job of that."

Bell carried 35 times to help the Steelers amass 381 yards in offense.

After being held to 61 yards in an overtime loss to Chicago last week, Bell ripped through the Ravens for huge chunks of yardage.

"He's the best and his numbers weren't showing it," Pittsburgh center Maurkice Pouncey said. "There's been a lot of pressure on him to go out there and produce at a high level, and we're real happy he did it."

The Ravens (2-2), meanwhile, looked every bit like the 32nd-ranked offense in the NFL. Baltimore trailed 19-0 at halftime, generated only 154 yards through three quarters and stumbled through a second straight game with only one touchdown.

Joe Flacco completed 31 of 49 passes for 235 yards, was sacked four times and intercepted twice.

"It starts with me," Flacco said. "I wasn't good enough to get us back in the game."

Baltimore closed to 19-3 in the third quarter after an interception by Ravens safety Eric Weddle. The turnover occurred only after a challenge by Baltimore coach John Harbaugh overturned the original ruling of a catch and a tackle.

After Pittsburgh's Chris Boswell missed a 44-yard field goal, Alex Collins promptly ran for 50 yards to set up a 16-yard touchdown pass from Flacco to Mike Wallace. The Ravens went for 2, made it, then lost the points after a replay showed Terrance West's elbow hit the ground before the ball made it to the end zone.

In the fourth quarter, on a fourth-and-12 from the Pittsburgh 47, Flacco was picked off by Mike Hilton with 5 1/2 minutes left, launching a rapid exit by many of the fans.

That led to Bell's second 1-yard touchdown run with 2:26 to go.

The Steelers' first drive of the game covered 84 yards, lasted nearly 10 1/2 minutes and ended with a 30-yard field goal.

"That first drive where we went down and put points on the board, that was a good start for us," receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster said.

It got a whole lot better for Pittsburgh.

Boswell made it 6-0 with a 49-yarder midway through the second quarter after Roethlisberger connected with Smith-Schuster for 19 yards on a third-down play.

A fumble by Collins set up a touchdown run by Bell, and Roethlisberger threw an 11-yard TD pass to Smith-Schuster for a 19-point cushion.

ANTHEM

All the Steelers stood on the sideline during the national anthem. So did the Ravens, but only after taking a knee in unison before the song began.

Last week, the Steelers remained off the field in Chicago during the anthem.

INJURIES

Ravens TE Benjamin Watson had to go through concussion protocol in the second quarter and returned in the third.

SUGGS' MASK

Ravens LB Terrell Suggs thrilled the crowd during the pregame introductions by coming out of the tunnel in the same mask worn by the villain Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises" movie.

Suggs came out with a gladiator mask before a 2014 game against Pittsburgh and was ultimately fined by the NFL.

UP NEXT

Steelers: After two straight road games, Pittsburgh hosts Jacksonville on Sunday. The Jaguars lead the series 12-11.

Ravens: Having already ventured to London for a game, the Ravens take a shorter journey next Sunday: to the West Coast for a matchup with the Oakland Raiders.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Steelers Ravens
00:22 Chris Boswell 31 yd FG 3 0

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Steelers Ravens
07:25 Chris Boswell 49 yd FG 6 0
03:24 Le'Veon Bell 1 yd run (Chris Boswell kick) 13 0
00:38 JuJu Smith-Schuster 11 yd pass from Ben Roethlisberger (failed 2pt Pass from Ben Roethlisberger) 19 0

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Steelers Ravens
12:32 Justin Tucker 42 yd FG 19 3
06:02 Mike Wallace 16 yd pass from Joe Flacco (failed 2pt Rush) 19 9

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Steelers Ravens
02:26 Le'Veon Bell 1 yd run (Chris Boswell kick) 26 9

Team Stats
  Pittsburgh Baltimore
1st Downs 22 18
Total Yards 381 288
Passing 208 206
Passing Completions/Attempts 18-30 31-49
Yards/Pass 6.7 3.9
Rushing 173 82
Rushing Attempts 42 15
Yards/Rush 4.1 5.5
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles Lost 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Possession 35:29 24:31

Pittsburgh Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Ben Roethlisberger 18 30 216 7.2 1 1

Baltimore Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Joe Flacco 31 49 235 4.8 1 2

Pittsburgh Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Le'Veon Bell 35 144 4.1 2 21
James Conner 4 26 6.5 0 23
Darrius Heyward-Bey 1 3 3.0 0 3
Terrell Watson 1 1 1.0 0 1
Ben Roethlisberger 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1

Baltimore Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Alex Collins 9 82 9.1 0 50
Javorius Allen 2 7 3.5 0 4
Terrance West 4 -7 -1.8 0 5

Pittsburgh Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Martavis Bryant 3 48 16.0 0 24
JuJu Smith-Schuster 3 47 15.7 1 19
Le'Veon Bell 4 42 10.5 0 18
Jesse James 3 40 13.3 0 18
Antonio Brown 4 34 8.5 0 14
Justin Hunter 1 5 5.0 0 5
Vance McDonald 0 0 0.0 0

Baltimore Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Mike Wallace 6 55 9.2 1 16
Benjamin Watson 5 43 8.6 0 11
Javorius Allen 6 37 6.2 0 11
Nick Boyle 5 36 7.2 0 14
Michael Campanaro 4 25 6.2 0 11
Jeremy Maclin 3 21 7.0 0 11
Chris Matthews 1 12 12.0 0 12
Breshad Perriman 1 6 6.0 0 6
Alex Collins 0 0 0.0 0

Pittsburgh Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Ryan Shazier 10 1 0 0
Sean Davis 5 0 0 0
Bud Dupree 4 0 1 9
Artie Burns 4 0 0 0
T.J. Watt 4 0 0 0
Cameron Heyward 3 1 2 14
Mike Hilton 3 0 1 6
Joe Haden 3 0 0 0
J.J. Wilcox 3 0 0 0
Vince Williams 3 0 0 0
Tyson Alualu 1 0 0 0
William Gay 1 0 0 0
Tyler Matakevich 1 0 0 0
Stephon Tuitt 1 1 0 0
Javon Hargrave 0 1 0 0
Arthur Moats 0 0 0 0
Coty Sensabaugh 0 0 0 0

Baltimore Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
C.J. Mosley 10 2 0 0
Michael Pierce 5 2 0 0
Marlon Humphrey 4 0 0 0
Tony Jefferson 4 1 0 0
Eric Weddle 4 4 0 0
Lardarius Webb 3 0 1 8
Brandon Carr 3 1 0 0
Carl Davis 3 0 0 0
Patrick Onwuasor 3 0 0 0
Jimmy Smith 3 1 0 0
Matt Judon 2 1 0 0
Za'Darius Smith 2 0 0 0
Kamalei Correa 1 1 0 0
Willie Henry 1 0 0 0
Tim Williams 1 0 0 0
Tyus Bowser 0 1 0 0
Chuck Clark 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Freeny 0 0 0 0
Austin Howard 0 0 0 0
Bronson Kaufusi 0 0 0 0
Anthony Levine Sr. 0 1 0 0
Vince Mayle 0 0 0 0
Terrell Suggs 0 1 0 0
Benjamin Watson 0 0 0 0

Pittsburgh Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Mike Hilton 1 19 0
Ryan Shazier 1 2 0

Baltimore Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Eric Weddle 1 0 0

Pittsburgh Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Terrell Watson 2 36 18.0 0 21

Baltimore Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Alex Collins 2 50 25.0 0 27
Michael Campanaro 2 46 23.0 0 29

Pittsburgh Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Antonio Brown 2 15 7.5 0 9

Baltimore Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Michael Campanaro 1 0 0.0 0 0

Pittsburgh Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Chris Boswell 2 3 67.0 49

Baltimore Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Justin Tucker 1 2 50.0 42

Pittsburgh Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Jordan Berry 4 150 48

Baltimore Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Sam Koch 5 222 51