5 game-changing plays that cost the Baltimore Ravens a win at the Pittsburgh Steelers

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3. The Baltimore Ravens had a punt get blocked

The Baltimore Ravens offense could not respond after those two failed drives. They ran nine plays and created just 31 yards in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, a holding penalty followed by a loss of five on a bad flare pass to Justice Hill set the Ravens back. They had to punt on 4th down and 16 from their own 14-yard line.

Up against the endzone, special teams ace Miles Killebrew came in and blocked the punt. The Steelers almost recovered it for a touchdown, but they did get a safety. This obviously hurts because it put two points on the scoreboard. Now, a touchdown would beat the Ravens as they sat on a 10-5 lead.

The punt after the safety put the Steelers at the 44-yard line. An eight-play, 43-yard drive ended with a field goal, and the Steelers were in the game, down just 10-8. It was not pretty, but the Steelers scored six points on two field goal drives that combined for 13 plays and 70 yards.

This sequence gave the Steelers five points, and the initial sequence of the Steelers gaining three off of the Ravens fumble and the Ravens losing three by not taking the field goal ended with the Steelers being plus-six. These three plays swung about 11 points in the Steelers' direction, and the Steelers won by seven.