The Baltimore Ravens lost a brutal game to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The loss falls mostly on the coaches:
The defense played poorly in this game for the Baltimore Ravens. When you look at the numbers the Pittsburgh Steelers put up that is hard to argue. Roethlisberger put up 506 yards and the Steelers scored 39 points. There was no pass rush, there was little pass coverage, it was a big mess. The players are accountable for this mess, but nearly as much as the coaching staff. Baltimore came into this game with a bad plan, and it cost them.
The offense put up 38 points. Joe Flacco threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns. Alex Collins put up 120 rushing yards and averaged 6.7 yards per carry. This was easily the best performance the offense has had in the entire season. The Ravens lost the game and it was brutal. While the offense was impressive, it came up short in key moments of the game. Much of this falls on Marty Mornhinweg, the offensive coordinator.
I think the players gave an inspiring effort. There was not one player on the entire Ravens’ roster that didn’t want this win with everything they had in them. Effort was not the problem in this game. Desire and heart were off the charts in this game. At the end of the day the Ravens mismanaged this game and weren’t prepared for what the Steelers brought to the field.