Debrief: Ravens’, Pack’s losses among most humbling of Week 9 – Gregg Rosenthal
Most humbling losses
1) Baltimore Ravens (lost to Steelers, 23-16): Did they peak too early? Five weeks after controlling the ball and the line of scrimmage in Pittsburgh, the opposite happened for the Ravens in Baltimore. Ben Roethlisberger helped the Steelers convert 10 of 16 third downs because he didn’t have to worry about the Ravens’ pass rush. Pittsburgh was far better in the red zone than Baltimore, because the Steelers have a more dynamic running back and offensive line.
Like a lot of defense-led outfits this year, the Ravens can’t actually get stops against quality offenses when they need them. At 1-3 in the AFC North and 4-5 overall, Baltimore’s chances of winning the division are all but nil.