1:00 PM ET, December 24, 2006
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Minutes after they ended the Pittsburgh Steelers' run as the Super Bowl champion, the Baltimore Ravens were ready to proclaim a new NFL title favorite -- themselves.
The Ravens posted a 31-7 win over the Steelers, a team they defeated last month by a score of 27-0. Baltimore is the first team ever to win two games in one season by 14 or more points against the defending Super Bowl champion. (The previous 17 defending champions lost a total of two games by 24 or more points.)
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McNair is 10-4 against Pittsburgh. ... Baltimore has won eight of nine. ... The Steelers were 2-of-14 on third downs, with both conversions coming on penalties, and 3-of-26 against Baltimore this season. ... Six of the last eight Super Bowl winners held a first-round bye. ... McNair had thrown 163 passes without an interception. ... The Ravens have allowed 57 points in their last six games. ... Baltimore finished 5-1 in the division. The Steelers are 2-3.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.6||3.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||14:56||Mark Clayton 35 Yd Pass From Steve Mcnair (Matt Stover Kick) |
Drive: 5 plays, 45 yds, 2:45
|TD||11:34||Daniel Wilcox 1 Yd Pass From Steve Mcnair (Matt Stover Kick) |
Drive: 10 plays, 58 yds, 6:32
|TD||14:53||Heath Miller 1 Yd Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick) |
Drive: 7 plays, 40 yds, 1:44
|TD||4:21||Demetrius Williams 25 Yd Pass From Steve Mcnair (Matt Stover Kick) |
Drive: 8 plays, 69 yds, 4:21
|FG||7:33||Matt Stover 26 Yd |
Drive: 4 plays, 8 yds, 2:12
|TD||13:03||Jamal Lewis 1 Yd Run (Matt Stover Kick) |
Drive: 6 plays, 17 yds, 3:34