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The Pittsburgh Steelers were seconds from strengthening their spot atop the AFC.
With one pass, the Steelers fell all the way to third in their division.
The Baltimore Ravens swept the season series from their rivals with a dramatic 23-20 victory on Sunday night, winning the game on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Torrey Smith with 8 seconds remaining.
The play put a stunning end to Pittsburgh's four-game winning streak and dropped the Steelers (6-3) to third in the AFC North behind the Ravens and surprising Cincinnati. Pittsburgh plays at the Bengals next week.
Coach Mike Tomlin took the blame, saying his hesitation calling for a late field goal attempt led to a penalty that forced the Steelers to punt, giving the Ravens one last shot.
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.....
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...
Coming off a thrilling victory over their biggest rival, the last thing the Baltimore Ravens need is to slip up against a beatable opponent.
The visiting Ravens will try to remain focused while looking for a third consecutive victory Sunday against a Seattle Seahawks team hoping to avoid their first four-game skid in almost two seasons.
Trailing Pittsburgh by four points with 2...
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.