Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 11/19/12
Byron played his heart (and his right rib cage) out in this one, but the Baltimore defense prevailed...           When the Ravens won here last year, Joe Flacco threw a game-winning, 26-yard TD pass to Torrey Smith with eight seconds on the clock. This time? "We won by taking a safe sack," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said inside a festive visitor's locker room after the 13-10 squeaker against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Talk about winning ugly. When Flacco was dumped for a three-yard loss on third-and-two by James Harrison on Baltimore's last offensive play just after the two-minute warning, the most important objective was to keep the clock moving. Sure, a completion that moved the chains would have been even better. But in a survival-of-the-fittest bloodbath when the teams combined to convert just eight of 31 first downs and with the Steelers out of timeouts, it was a matter of beating the clock. Harbaugh's defense finished the job afte...
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