1:00 PM ET, November 4, 2001
Ravens kicker Matt Stover boots a 39-yard FG that proved to be the winner.
Pittsburgh basically dominated the Ravens; four missed field goals are the reason the Steelers lost the game. But there are no moral victories in the NFL.
Sure, the Steelers can feel good about moving the ball effectively, and Kordell Stewart looked good throwing the ball. They looked strong offensively and defensively.
The key was that Pittsburgh lost the special-teams game -- returns, field position, field goals. The special teams cost the Steelers the game.
ESPN.com's Vinny Cerrato was director of player personnel for the Redskins and 49ers.
Bettis fell nine yards short of becoming the first runner to gain 100 yards against Baltimore in 45 games. The Ravens have held him below 100 six straight times. ... Steelers LT Wayne Gandy (flu, hamstring) didn't play, so Oliver Ross made his first NFL start. ... The Steelers' first loss in Heinz Field came in their third game there. ... The Ravens rallied in the fourth quarter for the second straight week. Cunningham, making his second start for the injured Elvis Grbac, threw two TD passes in the fourth quarter last week to beat Jacksonville 18-17. ... The Ravens are 14-2 in November and December under coach Brian Billick. ... Pittsburgh hasn't started 6-1 since 1978.