While most sportsbook bets coming in were in Baltimore's favor, the Jags ended up delivering a 44-7 stunner in front of a British audience. The Ravens were facing their biggest rival for first place in the AFC North, and they were sleepwalking for most of the game on offense.
"We did a good job sticking to the run", Bell said.
The Pittsburgh Steelers entered Sunday's game looking to get the taste out of their mouth from a bitter loss the previous week in Chicago.
"We needed the Bears on Thursday night, that's for sure", said Salmons. To make matters sweeter, numerous purple-clad fans headed toward the exits with more than five minutes left.
His stats aren't flashy, but Roethlisberger (18-of-30, 216 yards, one touchdown, one interception) improved this week. Mike Wallace dropped a pass in the first half that would have gone for a big gain.
The Baltimore Ravens asked for fans to join them in a prayer for the country, for kindness and unity, equality and justice.
A quick decision that the team would stand together this week settled that issue, at least for now.
This is good news for Todd Haley and an offense that needs to get more players involved. "We just have to move on and be ready". That's how we support our families. This time, Flacco tried to loop a pass in zone coverage to Michael Campanaro, but Shazier tipped the pass and reserve cornerback Mike Hilton came up with the pick. No one, perhaps, was happier than Roethlisberger. "The offensive line felt they wanted to get me rolling".
"This game is insane", Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger notes. His per-game average of 78.7 scrimmage yards was nearly half of the 157 he averaged last season. For the Steelers, is also included something more rudimentary, but almost as unexpected - a sputtering offense that was casting their Super Bowl aspirations in doubt.
"I don't want to overstate it", Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said, "because he needs to keep getting better just like everyone else, but Marlon has played well. It's just very satisfying to come in here and win". "My goodness, that's fun", he said. Several players told ESPN they expected to shrink the playbook and run the rock.
But his second fumble of the season set up Pittsburgh's first touchdown, and it's clear his playing time will be determined by his ability to hold onto the football.
"He's the best in the league and his numbers weren't showing it", said center Maurkice Pouncey about Bell's 3.5 yards per carry from Weeks 1-3. "He won't get any more opportunities - the leash is not going to be long on that". Can't think about mistakes. "I'm just a football player". Flacco completed 31-of-49 passes for 235 yards 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions.
Baltimore defensive coordinator Dean Pees said Humphrey has "been like a pro as a rookie, and I have really been impressed with that".