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Joe Flacco hit Torrey Smith for a 26-yard touchdown pass with 8 seconds to go, lifting the Baltimore Ravens past the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-20 on Sunday night.
Five plays after letting a sure touchdown toss tip off his hands, Smith capped Baltimore's game-winning 92-yard drive by beating William Gay down the right sideline as the Ravens (6-2) snapped Pittsburgh's four-game winning streak.
Flacco finished with 298 yards passing and Baltimore swept the season series from the rival Steelers (6-3) for the first time since 2006.
The Steelers appeared to be in control after rallying from a 10-point deficit to take a 20-16 lead with less than 5 minutes to go when Ben Roethlisberger hit Mike Wallace for a 25-yard score.
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Joe Flacco worked his magic last night. With the Ravens down 20-16 late in the 4th quarter, Flacco and his teammates embarked on a 92-yard TD drive to beat the hated Steelers on their own field last night! Flacco hit rookie WR Torrey Smith with a perfect 26-yard TD strike with only 8 seconds left in the game! Joe Flacco completed 28 of 47 passes for 300 yards with 1 TD pass...
It was interesting to tune into sports talk radio in the Steel City prior to Sunday's game between the Ravens and Steelers, if only to hear an opposing city's take on quarterback Joe Flacco. For several hours, caller after caller checked in to state the belief that Flacco, who was just 1-5 in Heinz Field prior to last night, would never play well enough to lead the Ravens to a win.
It took a full 60 minutes... but Joe Flacco found Torrey Smith (who had gotten behind Ryan Clark) for the game-winning score on a 26-yard strike into the end zone to cap a 92-yard drive at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh....and as time expired, the Ravens killed off a jinx which had been riding their backs forever.Ryan Mink of Ravens.com tells the tale:
"This game was looking like...
Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco strung together a 92-yard drive in the final minutes to ruin a gallant Steelers comeback and give the Ravens a comeback victory of their own, 23-20, at Heinz Field. The victory gives Baltimore a sweep of the two-game series and a first-place tie with Cincinnati in the AFC North Division at 6-2. The Steelers slipped to 6-3.
Scott Kacsmar looks at Joe Flacco and the greatest drive in Ravensâ history, how historic Eli upstaged Tom Brady again, a record-setting day for punt returns, Cincyâs impressive rookie, and 1 p.m. boredom.....
Joe Flacco hit Torrey Smith for a 26-yard touchdown pass with 8 seconds to go, lifting the Baltimore Ravens past the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-20 on Sunday night. Five plays after letting a sure touchdown toss tip off his hands, Smith capped Baltimore's game-winning 92-yard drive by beating William Gay down the right sideline as the Ravens (6-2) snapped Pittsburgh's four-game winning streak.
This is the watershed game of the AFC in 2011... the team who wins will control their own destiny in the AFC playoffs come January...Shane Clemons of our very own Bloguin Network had avery nice take on this game: "The Steelers are coming into their Sunday night match-up against the Baltimore Ravens with a 6-2 record and a 4 game winning streak. They lead the Ravens and the...
Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player, coach or team executive to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is wide receiver Torrey Smith, who caught the game-winning 26-yard touchdown pass with eight seconds remaining Sunday to give the Ravens a 23-20 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Smith, who on the same drive dropped a potential touchdown...
Torrey Smith's night began with a penalty that wiped out a long Baltimore touchdown. It ended with a catch that gave the Ravens a season sweep of Pittsburgh.
The Ravens lost the coin toss. I told you they were going to lose the Steelers.
Baltimore's first play from scrimmage went 74 yards. It was a run from Ray Rice. Unfortunately, Torrey Smith was called for holding.
The Ravens did take the ball down the field for a field goal to give the Ravens a 3-0 lead. That's where we stand as we head in to the second quarter.