Baltimore Ravens: 5 Reasons They Beat The Steelers
Reason 2: The Ravens Took Away Antonio Brown
The Ravens kept the NFL’s best receiver in check. Brown was never able to take over this game. With a clearly brilliant strategy, Dean Pees made the Steelers other players have to beat the Ravens. Brown wasn’t going off in this game and therefore the Steelers offense could not take off.
Pees committed multiple people to Brown on almost every play. Whether it was a linebacker or a safety helping, no cornerback was asked to stop Brown by himself. The Ravens held Brown to seven receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown. The best receiver in football is going to make plays. However the Ravens limited these plays in a big way.
Eli Rogers had seven receptions for 103 yards. Bell had six receptions for 38 yards. The Steelers were forced to lean on Rogers and their other players. Rogers had a decent game, but nobody made the Ravens pay.