Ravens D Forces Seven Turnovers Against An Uncharacteristic Steelers Offense

They got a couple quick turnovers and short field positions and took advantage of at least one of them. Of course, you can’t shoot yourself in the foot. It’s not hard to figure out. You turn the ball over the way we did today, and you don’t get turnovers, you’re going to get beat up pretty good. And that’s what happened – Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin

The Ravens defense looked unstoppable as they set a franchise record with seven turnovers agaisnt the Steelers.

Ben Roethlisberger was a turnover machine for the Steelers, throwing three interceptions and losing two fumbles while getting sacked four times on the day. Running backs Rashard Mendenhall and Mewelde Moore each fumbled once, bringing the final total to seven.

Ed Reed celebrated his 33rd birthday yesterday with two interceptions. But winning agaisnt the Steelers was a bigger present to Reed.

That was it right there – just win. Just winning was enough for me. That was the best present I could have. It’s just a blessing to be playing a child’s game at this point of my career, my life, you know, and just moving forward to have a win and to get some interceptions along the way as this defense got better today. It speaks volumes for the guys I’m [with]. – Ed Reed

 

Ray Lewis also snagged an interception after Haloti Ngata tipped a ball into his hands.

Ngata proved that he was a force to be reckoned when he demolished RB Rashard Mendenhall after receiving a handoff causing him to fumble.

They just let me go, and I was able to get back there pretty quick. I was able to get there while they were handing off the ball. I was able to hit [Rashard] Mendenhall and force the fumble and recover the ball. Ray [Lewis] was telling me three guys went to him and let me go but he’s just mad that I made that play. – Haloti Ngata

 

The man they call T-Sizzle sure did put on a sizzling performance against the Steelers. Terrell Suggs accounted for three sacks and two forced fumbles in what truly was a performance to remember.

“It was domination. You can say domination but it was a team thing. The team got all those turnovers. It was a great day for the city of Baltimore – Terrell Suggs

 

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