NFL.com is ranking the top 20 games of 2011. The Baltimore Ravens at the Pittsburgh Steelers during week nine ranks as the 11th best game of 2011.
The game was on its way to being a good one before it began. The Ravens and Steelers are known to be the NFL’s bitterest rivalry and the Steelers were prepared to avenge their pounding in week one. The game had everything you’d expect from a Ravens Steelers game: hard hits, trash talking, and back and forth lead changes. The outcome was not determined until the final eight seconds when Joe Flacco hit Torrey Smith with a rocket in the endzone to deliver the Ravens win and season sweep of the Steelers.