Overall, the Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t really had the type of season that many thought they would. One of the reason that they’ve struggled this year is because of some defensive issues. At times, this defensive unit hasn’t looked at all like some of the recent units led by coordinator Dick LeBeau.
Early on tonight against the Baltimore Ravens, that defensive group was exploited in a huge way, which led to the Ravens’ first score of the game.
With about 10 minutes to go in the first quarter, Ravens QB Joe Flacco dropped back and put all he had into a pass down the middle in the direction of wide receiver Torrey Smith. Smith wound up grabbing the pass, however he was ruled down right around the two-yard line:
Initially, it looked as if the Ravens had scored on the play, but Smith was down near the goal line. Just a few plays later, even after taking a sack, Flacco found Smith in the end zone for a seven-yard score to put Baltimore up 7-0 on their hated opponent.
How’s that for elite?