Final

Ravens 16

(3-4, 1-3 away)

Steelers 19

(2-4, 1-2 home)

Coverage: CBS

4:25 PM ET, October 20, 2013

Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA 

1 2 3 4 T
BAL 3 3 0 1016
PIT 7 3 3 619

Top Performers

Passing: J. Flacco (BAL) - 215 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: L. Bell (PIT) - 19 CAR, 93 YDS

Receiving: T. Smith (BAL) - 3 REC, 61 YDS

Shaun Suisham's game-ending FG lifts Steelers over Ravens

Associated Press
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PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham stood in a euphoric locker room, game ball tucked firmly under his left arm and his team's once calamitous season inching its way back toward respectability.

Not a bad day for a guy who insists he's just doing his job.

Suisham's 42-yard field goal, his fourth of the day, lifted the Steelers to a 19-16 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Seemingly out of it after stumbling through a winless September, Pittsburgh (2-4) has won two straight.

"That's what we're supposed to do," Suisham said. "Hopefully we can start stacking wins here."

Ben Roethlisberger completed 17 of 23 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown. He also hit Antonio Brown twice on Pittsburgh's final drive, putting Suisham well within range to win it.

"We count on him to make it every time," Roethlisberger said.

Why wouldn't he? Suisham is a perfect 14 of 14 this season. He drilled four field goals in last week's victory over the New York Jets that snapped the Steelers out of their worst start in 45 years. He nailed four more on a day one of the NFL's more intense rivalries played like a slightly watered down version of its former self.

The bold-faced names that defined the series -- Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and James Harrison among them -- are either retired or playing elsewhere. The animosity was dialed down a bit, perhaps because there was something more important than simple AFC North supremacy.

Both teams entered the day chasing first-place Cincinnati. While Pittsburgh's win only widened the gap between the Bengals (5-2) and the rest of the division, the Steelers remain confident they're on their way back from the brink.

"At 0-4, a lot of people counted us out and we still have an opportunity to turn this thing around," linebacker LaMarr Woodley said. "Right now we just have to keep marching in the right direction."

Joe Flacco passed for 215 yards and a touchdown for Baltimore (3-4) but couldn't stop the defending Super Bowl champions from losing for the third time in their last four games.

"We can't kid ourselves anymore, we've got a lot of work to do," Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs said. "We're used to things going a little different for us, but that being said we've got to be able to adjust on the fly and play football."

The Ravens trailed all day but finally ran the Steelers down when Flacco guided a 16-play, 73-yard drive that ended when the quarterback hit Dallas Clark in the back of the end zone to tie the game at 16 with 1:58 to go.

The Steelers nearly went back in front immediately when Emmanuel Sanders picked up the ensuing kickoff in the back of the end zone and raced down the right sideline all the way to the end zone. Officials, however, ruled he stepped out at the Pittsburgh 37.

In the end, it didn't matter.

Roethlisberger led the Steelers 39 yards in seven plays, finding Brown for gains of 11 and 13 yards. Pittsburgh then drained the clock until there were just 3 seconds remaining. Rather than call a timeout to force Suisham to think about it, the Ravens let the kicker go through his normal routine. The ball sailed right down the middle for Suisham's fourth game-winning boot in the last two years.

"I didn't feel like it would be a smart thing to do because the field was a little ruddy there and it gave them a little more time to prepare," Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said.

Instead, the Ravens head into a bye week figuring out how to come through when things get tight. Their last three losses have come by a combined eight points.

"I still have a lot of confidence," Flacco said. "It's going to be a dog fight just like it always is in this division ... We still have a lot of games to go."

So do the Steelers, who seem to be finding themselves on offense. Rookie running back Le'Veon Bell ran for a season-high 93 yards on 19 carries as the league's 31st-ranked rushing attack piled up 141 yards on the ground, Pittsburgh's highest total in nearly a year.

Having a wide-open playbook certainly helped. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley found a variety of ways to get the ball in Bell's hands, even lining him up in the wildcat formation with Roethlisberger split out as a wide receiver.

"I told the (defensive back) I was going deep next time," Roethlisberger joked.

Bell churned for 61 yards in the first half alone as the Steelers build a 10-6 lead. Roethlisberger hit Heath Miller for a 3-yard touchdown pass, though Miller handed the Ravens a field goal late in the half with a rare fumble near midfield.

Game notes


Pittsburgh lost RT Marcus Gilbert with a quadriceps injury in the first quarter ... The Ravens called an onside kick in the third quarter trailing 13-9 but were called for two penalties on the play. The Steelers kicked a field goal to push their lead to 16-9 ... The comeback was the 28th game-winning drive in the fourth quarter in Roethlisberger's career.


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Team Stat Comparison

 
BAL
PIT
1st Downs1917
Passing 1st downs
107
Rushing 1st downs
77
1st downs from penalties
23
3rd down efficiency
7-147-12
4th down efficiency
1-10-0
Total Plays6155
Total Yards287286
Yards per play4.75.2
Total Drives79
Passing205145
Comp-Att
24-3417-23
Yards per pass
5.95.6
Interceptions thrown
00
Sacks-Yards Lost
1-103-15
Rushing82141
Rushing Attempts
2629
Yards per rush
3.24.9
Red Zone (Made-Att)1-21-3
Penalties9-677-50
Turnovers01
Fumbles lost
01
Interceptions thrown
00
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession28:5931:01

Passing Leaders

BALC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Flacco24/342156.3101-10
PITC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Roethlisberger17/231607.0103-15

Rushing Leaders

BALCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rice15453.0013
Flacco2147.0012
PITCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bell19934.9011
Roethlisberger3258.3019

Receiving Leaders

BALRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith36120.3041
Doss23517.5022
PITRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown6508.3013
Cotchery44110.3019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBALPIT
pitTD5:28Heath Miller 3 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Shaun Suisham Kick is Good)
Drive info: 10 plays, 60 yds, 6:05
07
balFG0:09Justin Tucker 46 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 10 plays, 49 yds, 5:19
37
SECOND QUARTERBALPIT
pitFG10:04Shaun Suisham 34 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 9 plays, 44 yds, 5:06
310
balFG0:13Justin Tucker 38 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 5 plays, 18 yds, 0:31
610
THIRD QUARTERBALPIT
pitFG3:01Shaun Suisham 28 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 13 plays, 70 yds, 8:03
613
FOURTH QUARTERBALPIT
balFG13:08Justin Tucker 32 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 12 plays, 66 yds, 4:52
913
pitFG10:03Shaun Suisham 38 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 6 plays, 18 yds, 3:05
916
balTD2:02Dallas Clark 1 Yard Pass From Joe Flacco (Justin Tucker Kick is Good)
Drive info: 16 plays, 73 yds, 8:01
1616
pitFG0:03Shaun Suisham 42 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 7 plays, 39 yds, 1:58
1619

Research Notes

The Ravens rushing game continued to stall Sunday, as Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce gained 58 yards on 21 rushes. Rice and Pierce combined to rush for a season-low 11 yards after contact.
Le'Veon Bell gained 79 yards on 15 rushes between the tackles Sunday (5.3 yards per rush). Entering the game, the Steelers hadn't gained more than 45 yards between the tackles in a game, and averaged an NFL-worst 2.5 yards on those runs.

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