The possession included seven carries and two receptions by running back Le'Veon Bell, early touches that produced a combined 56 yards and helped set an early physical tone.
"It seems like when we play this game one side always starts high, whether we go down and score the opening series and then we can't get anything after that or vice versa", Roethlisberger said.
Entering the game, the Steelers had one of the worst pass-to-run ratios in the NFL. The last time the Steelers won there was 2012. The Ravens didn't draft an offensive skill position player for the first time in in their 22-year history. "No matter what anybody thinks, we're all we have right now", Flacco said. The first-choice front all played together for the first time this season.
"The Dallas Cowboys, which we opened at -7.5 and have since moved to -6.5", Salmons told Covers.com. "But acknowledging where we are, it was a good performance today". Bell then punched it in from the one-yard line, extending the Steelers lead to 13-0. The Ravens have done a good job pressuring the Bengals' Andy Dalton and should keep 35-year-old Ben Roethlisberger off his rhythm. "We were sliding a certain direction, they were bringing a nickel off the edge, we were just a tick late getting out there and getting on those guys", Harbaugh said. "We want to impose our will on the opposing defense".
In the draft, Baltimore used five of its seven picks on defense. "I ask the same question every week, 'Where's he at?' He's just not there quite yet, but maybe he will be when we go out to practice on Wednesday".
They cut the deficit to 10 points in the third quarter, but would get no closer.
There are places for improvement, but not significant enough to want to change them.
"The quarterback needs to play better", he declared.
"Listen, we definitely have the ability to be productive".
Against the Steelers, the Ravens run into a receiver in Brown who's been All-Pro for the past three seasons. He leads the National Football League with 26 catches and 354 receiving yards.
Receiver Antonio Brown threw a bit of a tantrum on the sideline when he tossed a gatorade cooler and proceeded to yell at offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
As the Steelers return home for a matchup with Jacksonville, here are three takeaways from Week 4. Le'Veon Bell had 144 of those yards, but rookie James Conner chipped in with 26, including a 23-yard scamper on the Steelers' first drive.
The Ravens offense managed just two more points than they did in London. Not a bad way to break out of a season-long running slump. The Steelers intercepted him twice.
Last week, former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva was the only Steeler who stood for the anthem and after Sunday's game, he had a lot to say.
One week after giving up 220 rushing yards to Chicago, the Steelers were able to contain Baltimore's ground attack for the most part.
At halftime against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Baltimore's offense had a ridiculous 65 total yards of offense.