Tune in at 4:25 PM ET as the Steelers take on the Ravens. Maxwell Hubert will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Hello everybody and welcome to the liveblog of the Steelers and Ravens. My name is Maxwell Hubert(@teedotyankee) and I will be following tonight's matchup with all of you out there. Please feel free to imput your comments and observations and take part in the action! It's going to be a great one, let's do this!
At 6-5, Pittsburgh is in a 2nd place tie with the Bengals in the AFC North.
The Steelers lost last week at Cleveland, 20-14 and have lost consecutive games for the first time since 2009.
Charlie Batch filled in last week and completed 20 of 34 passes for 199 yards, 3 INTs and 0 TDs
Let me hear what you think will happen in tonight's game? What is your final prediction?
Does anyone out there have any $$$$$ on today's game? I would probably take the Steelers +7 and OVER 36.5
The Ravens defeated the Chargers in San Diego last week, 16-13, on Justin Tucker's 38 yard FG with 1:07 remaining in OT
Ray Rice totaled 164 scrimmage yards (97 rush, 67 receiving) last week.
Torry Smith had season best in receptions (7) & receiving yards (144) last week.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The Ravens will get the ball first. Kickoff in just a few moments..........................
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Baltimore is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Baltimore is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Batch will get the start inplace of an injued Big Ben. Polamalu will be in the secondary for the Steelers tonight.
The kick bounces near the 10 yard line, gets past Jacoby Jones and is downed into the endzone for the TOUCHBACK.
Mele on the field already and the refs have their jobs cut out tonight! :)
BAL 1st and 10 - Flacco tosses to Boldin for a early FIRST DOWN up at the 30
BAL 1st and 10 - Flacco has time in the pocket and goes DEEP for Torry Smith. He comes up with it BUT cannot come down with it.
BAL 2nd and 10 - Pass complete to Smith on the slant pattern on the far side. Another BAL FIRST DOWN to the 43
BAL 1st and 10 - This time FLacco's pass is a little too high for Boldin on the near sideline.
Raven about that pass game so far tonight.
BAL 2nd and 10 - Pass complete to Smith who had to fight for possesion. Gain of 8 yards on the play.
BAL 3rd and 2 - Flacco's pass bounces off the hands of Boldin on the out pattern. He would have had the first down. FLAG
UN ROUGHNESS called on the Ravens and they will have to back things up and punt to the Steelers
The punt is taken close to the PIT 21 yard line and Brown quickly makes his way out of bounds short of the 25 yard line.
PIT 1st and 10 - Give to Dwyer who makes a move up the middle for a gain of 5 yards.
PIT 2nd and 5 - Short pass intended for Wallace is a thrown a little low and the Steelers will face a 3rd and 5
PIT 3rd and 5 - Batch uses the time he has in the pocket and finds Saunders up the middle for a FIRST DOWN to the PIT 41
PIT 1st and 10 - Dwyer takes it off the left side, cuts back upfield for a gain of 4 yards.
PIT 2nd and 6 - Dwyer smashes into the line and is held up just shy of the first down after a gain of another 4 yards
PIT 3rd and 2 - Batch completes the shot pass to Johnson out of the backfield for a FIRST DOWN to the BAL 48