The Pittsburgh Steelers came from behind to beat the Baltimore Ravens in what may become an instant classic. Here’s what we learned ahead of their final game.
What an incredible game! If you didn’t watch it or weren’t able to watch it, do yourself a favor and watch it. The Steelers pulled out a nearly improbable win against the Baltimore Ravens. What made the win even more special was the fact that we beat the Ravens on the road.
After the events unfolded in the manner in which we needed them to unfold, we still had a chance to make the playoffs provided we beat the Ravens. In typical Steelers-Ravens fashion, the game was close. Frankly, each team had an equal shot to win the game.
Let’s see what we learned on the offensive side of the ball.
The Steelers did just enough again on offense to pull it out in the end
So, when I say we did just enough again on offense to win the game, that about sums it up. Statistically speaking, we outplayed the Ravens. According to ESPN, we outplayed the Ravens in almost every facet of the game.
The Steelers offense gained more total yards, ran more plays, had more passing yards, had more rushing yards, and possessed the ball for nearly ten more minutes than the Ravens did; however, we found ourselves trailing by ten points in the fourth quarter.
Fortunately for us, the defense did its job by shutting out the Ravens in the fourth quarter. The offense, led by Kenny Pickett, engineered a game-winning TD drive. The question the Steelers have to ask is this: Why can’t we seem to score enough points early in a game so that we don’t have to rely on our rookie QB to bail us out?
I know I have said this before, but I will say it again. We need to move on from Matt Canada after the season. The Ravens game encapsulated the struggles the offense has had all season. We can move the ball consistently, but we can’t seem to score TDs consistently.
Let’s see what we learned on the defensive side of the ball.