Baltimore Ravens: 3 Game Balls vs Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Baltimore Ravens beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-14 at M&T Bank Stadium. Here are my 3 Game Balls from the game.
My first game ball goes to Mike Wallace. In my fantasy football preview, I told you to start Wallace. He had 4 receptions for 124 yards and a touchdown. One of the biggest plays was the 95-yard touchdown that opened up the scoring for the Ravens. He left the game for a little due to an illness but ended up coming back and finishing the game. Wallace has been a tremendous signing for the Ravens.
The second game ball goes to the defense. Besides the 4th quarter, Pittsburgh was dominated. They couldn’t get anything going. Maybe it was because Ben Roethlisberger was still hurt, but he didn’t seem comfortable under center. I’m wondering if the Steelers would’ve been better off starting a healthy Landry Jones. The bye week helped the defense and it was apparent that they weren’t going to let Le’Veon Bell or Antonio Brown beat them. Bell was kept in check all game and Brown was double-teamed most of the game.
My third and final game ball goes to special teams. Another big play was when Javorius Allen blocked a punt and Chris Moore scooped up the ball and ran it in for a special teams touchdown. That gave the Ravens a 21-0 lead which would end up being the end of the scoring for the Ravens. The special teams play have been superb this season. I don’t remember how many blocked kicked I’ve ever seen, yet the Ravens this season have had a lot. It’s rare to have so many by one team in the same season.
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Maybe this is the win that propels the Ravens into a prime position to make the AFC Playoffs. With eight games remaining there is plenty of time to get it going.