That basically summarizes my thoughts on the Steelers/Ravens game last night.
For those of you who live in a cave and don’t know what happened, the Steelers lost to the hated Baltimore Ravens 13-10 last night. %#@&%$@#!!!!!!!
What makes the loss even more unbearable is the fact that the Steelers probably should have won. After all, when you hold your opponent to only 47 rushing yards, and hold their quarterback to only 164 passing yards, you should probably win the game. Right?
The Steelers didn’t allow the Ravens to score an offensive touchdown. Their offense only managed 6 points on two field goals. And one of those field goals was due to an interception deep in Steelers’ territory that the Ravens couldn’t even convert into a touchdown. So the Steelers should have won, right?
Unfortunately, the Steelers allowed Jacoby Jones to return a punt 63 yards for a touchdown. That score was the only time the Ravens saw the end zone. But it was enough to give the Ravens a victory.
So instead of being tied with the Ravens for 1st place in the AFC North (as they would have been if they had won), the Steelers now find themselves trailing their rival by 2 games. Fortunately, the two teams will meet again in 2 weeks. Hopefully, the results will be different.
Despite the results of the game, I liked several things about the game. For example, I loved the fact that the Steelers called a deep pass to Mike Wallace on the very first play of the game. In my opinion, that showed that they were planning to be aggressive on offense.
I also loved the touchdown run by Byron Leftwich. I never saw that coming. After all, Leftwich isn’t known for being swift of foot. Butl he showed a lot more mobility than I expected during the game. Good job, Byron!
And of course I loved the sacks by LaMarr Woodley and James Harrison. It seems like it’s been a long time since both of them have recorded a sack in the same game. Hopefully, we’ll see more of that before the season is over.
But despite these positive aspects of the game, there were also things that I didn’t like.
For example, was it my imagination, or did rookie right tackle Mike Adams get beat 346 times during the game? I don’t mean to be hard on the kid, but is he capable of blocking anybody???!!!! Geez!
And I’ve already mentioned that special teams error. You just can’t allow an opponent to return a punt 63 yards for a TD. When you do that, your team will likely lose 13-10.
So the Steelers will now have to travel to Cleveland to face the Browns next week. Then, it’s on to Baltimore for another meeting with the Ravens. To quote Bart Scott; “Can’t wait!”