Once the Steelers built a lead, the Ravens abandoned the running game. Fellow TE Maxx Williams was out with an ankle injury. It took 35 rushing attempts, but Bell cracked the 144 yard mark and brought it in for two scores. He did catch six passes for 37 yards so it wasn't a complete disaster.
"Today we did a good job of kind of just sticking to the run", Bell said. "The offensive line kept digging at it. The holes got bigger as the game went on".
For the most part, it was Pittsburgh's defense who held this game in check.
DeCastro made up for it with a huge open-field pulling block to spring Bell for a third-down conversion. "This was a very unfortunate chain of events, and I just tried my best".
The Steelers have said they will be on the field during the national anthem in Sunday's game against the Ravens, though the team hasn't decided yet whether players will stand or kneel. He's smart, he's tough, he has the talents and he has all the types of physical abilities to play the type of corner that we want to play with. "We respect them, but we also know what it is". "I guess we're all sons of b--".
-The Ravens struggled to move the ball for the second consecutive game.
Now we'll see how much of the story-the Ten Days That Rocked the NFL-stays alive in the coming weeks. In the process, he extended his league-leading streak of games with at least one interception thrown to 10. Flacco was also sacked four times.
"I sucked", Flacco said, via ESPN. He overthrew a wide-open Breshad Perriman for an easy touchdown.
Linebacker Terrell Suggs said he anticipated the fans might react as they did, but stressed the Ravens were trying to show "solidarity".
Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg recalled telling his players following a lopsided loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars that if they weren't "on" for every single play, there would be a chance they would get slapped around. "We're going to go out there and we're going to make it happen". We have to work. "You have to look at everything: run game, pass game, coaching, playing, how it goes together". We've been worse than 2-2 before and come back and gone to the AFC championship. Scores of flag T-shirts and patriotic apparel, nearly as many as Joe Flacco jerseys. Antonio Brown accounted for nearly half of Pittsburgh's aerial offense in the loss, hauling in 10 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. With one INT coming from Ryan Shazier and the other Mike Hilton, it was everyone on this defense contributing in this 26-9 win. However, they had to settle for a 30-yard field goal by Chris Boswell.
"They've owned us here, and it's no secret".
According to ESPN's Jamison Henley, the Ravens have scored one touchdown in their past 28 drives with Flacco under center. "As a running back, I'm foaming at the mouth".
Heyward forced a fumble by Collins in the second quarter that led to a Steelers touchdown. Harbaugh started Collins on Sunday instead of Terrance West.