The Pittsburgh Steelers were hosting the division rival Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon and searching for their second win of the season. A win would close the gap in the AFC North and keep the Steelers in the mix despite their horrendous 0-4 start, but it wouldn’t be easy to upset the defending Super Bowl champs.
The Steelers jumped out to an early lead and looked good in the first half, but their offense began to stall as they failed to find the endzone and had to rely on the kicking leg of Shaun Suisham.
That left the door open for the Ravens, who were able to close the gap and make it a one possession game in the final quarter.
With less than five minutes to go, the Ravens put together an impressive drive led by Joe Flacco as they found themselves deep in the redzone with a chance to tie up the game with under three minutes to play.
Right at the two minute warning, Flacco was able to find a wide open Dallas Clark in the back of the endzone for a touchdown that evened up the game and erased the Steelers early lead.
On the extra point, Troy Polamalu hurdled the line and was clearly offsides, but it got the crowd excited as the Steelers prepared to try a game-winning drive.
Instead of having to mount a comeback on the shoulders of Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders took the following kickoff all the way to the endzone in what looked to be a clutch return, unfortunately, his heel was out of bounds and the play was brought back to the 35-yard line.
Roethlisberger began to lead the Steelers inside of Ravens territory as time was winding down, but they faced a long field goal if the offense was unable to pick up some extra yards. With a clutch play, Antonio Brown caught a Roethlisberger pass to take it 11-yards and put the Steelers well within Shaun Suisham’s range.
With three seconds to go, Suisham lined up for a 42-yard game-winning kick and he was able to split the uprights to give the Steelers a 19-16 win.