Without Le'Veon Bell in the backfield for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it was obvious that they missed his presence and the Baltimore Ravens took full advantage of it on Saturday night at Heinz Field.
The number 6 seed Ravens marched into enemy territory and were able to knock off the Steelers 30-17 in the AFC Wild Card Round, which now sets up a date next Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium with the number 1 seed New England Patriots.
The Steelers got on the board first with a Shaun Suisham field goal from 45 yards to put them up 3-0, but a Bernard Pierce score from five yards out early in the second quarter gave Baltimore a 7-3 lead; and ultimately, a lead they would not relinquish.
The two teams exchanged field goals, as Suisham's 22-yarder cut the lead to 7-6; Justin Tucker's 28-yarder made it 10-6 and then another Suisham field goal, a 47-yarder made it 10-9 heading into halftime.
In the third quarter, another Tucker field goal made it 13-9, but then later in the quarter, the Ravens pushed their lead out even further with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Torrey Smith that made it 20-9 with 4:13 left in the third.Read more... Join the Conversation...