Le'Veon Bell and other parts of Steelers offense not in sync

Monday, 02 Oct, 2017

The Ravens players stood for the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. Establish the run. If the Ravens are persistent and don't give up on the run too early, the Steelers' shaky rushing defense could collapse and give way to a big performance for the Baltimore ground attack.

On Sunday, the Ravens square off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Baltimore for the early lead in the AFC North in what might be the best rivalry going in the NFL. He did catch six passes for 37 yards so it wasn't a complete disaster.

"There's a lot of pressure on him", left tackle Alejandro Villanueva said, "because guys want him to get them fantasy points". "The offensive line kept digging at it". Yes, the Jets are coming off a strong knockout of Miami, but who really believes they are going anywhere after trashing the roster? "The holes got bigger as the game went on".

The Steelers had the ball for 35:29, compared to 24:31 for Baltimore.

Brown swiftly beat the cornerback on a double move, but after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw an incomplete pass to Le'Veon Bell on third-and-4, Brown was seen flipping a Gatorade bucket on the sideline.

The Ravens' defense wasn't dominant, but it put the offense in a position to succeed. That won't be an issue in Baltimore. "That's how we're going to handle this thing".

"Not a flawless game, but a great team effort by us", Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said.

"You have to get an extra lift in the weight room", says Suggs, who has more sacks on Roethlisberger (16 1/2) than anyone. However, they faltered a week ago with bad losses for each.

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"It starts with me", Flacco said. It's 10 minutes of gambling goodness that we believe you will truly enjoy. "I didn't play well enough to win", Roethlisberger told reporters of last week's 23-17 overtime setback at Chicago. Antonio Brown accounted for nearly half of Pittsburgh's aerial offense in the loss, hauling in 10 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown.

Now the Ravens will have to face Pro Bowl quarterback Derek Carr's Raiders next week, the first of several upcoming teams with explosive offensives, including the Minnesota Vikings on October 22 and the Tennessee Titans on November 5.