Steelers win vs. Ravens shows why Tomlin is one of the best coaches
They adjusted and overcame
Mike Tomlin and crew came out to a different tune in the second half. The Steelers would allow the Ravens to rush for 73 yards in the entire second half, even without their best run defender. Randy Fichtner saw a chance to spread out a defense really reliant on being stout within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage and they started moving the ball.
The black and gold would outscore the Ravens 21-7 in the second half. While the game looked back and forth, statistically the Steelers put up a better second half than the Ravens put up in the first half. Baltimore had outscored Pittsburgh 17-7 in the first half. Pittsburgh made adjustments offensively that Baltimore had not been able to keep up with or replicate in any way.
What makes it even more impressive, is the fact that Baltimore is genuinely a team built to play with a lead. It is a versatile run offense that is built to keep it’s top scoring defense in the league fresh and off the field. What Mike Tomlin and the rest of the coaches were able to do in order to pull out this win in a messy and wet environment against elite competition was nothing short of astonishing.