3 things we learned from Steelers win against Baltimore Ravens
The Steelers offense was listless through most of the game but put it away when it counted
According to ESPN.com, the Steelers offense ran 71 plays, gained 334 yards, had 22 first downs, and scored 19 points. So why do I say that the offense was listless? We were in the red zone several times but came away with 2 FGs and 1 TD.
The offensive effort was enough to win the game, but the score, quite frankly, was closer than it had to be. The good news is that the Steelers offense put the game away late in the 4th quarter nursing a 5 point lead. I think the best play of the game on offense was when Ben Roethlisberger, our franchise QB, took a knee to run out the clock and seal the victory.
What I didn’t like was the fact that ‘Big Ben’ attempted 51 passes, of which 36 were completed. Although 15 passes were not completed, how many of those incompletions came as a result of a dropped pass? Our receivers really did not help out Roethlisberger in that respect.
To me, this was one of those games where a power run game would have put the game out of reach much earlier than the final drive of the fourth quarter. We had 20 rushing attempts for 68 yards. The lack of a consistent running game may come back to bite us as the season progresses. I hope it doesn’t, but there’s a strong possibility it will.