A 4th-quarter 40-yard field goal by Scobee set up the endgame drama, with the Steelers offense twice unable to run out the clock or kick a field goal. He also had five receptions for 101 yards last season when the Ravens won at Pittsburgh in the playoffs.
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Joe Flacco hung in against blitzes from all sorts of angles, kept his composure intact after two disastrous turnovers and made the big throw in overtime that ultimately allowed a sigh of relief.
With 2:32 remaining, the Steelers chose to thrown on 3rd-and-5 from the Baltimore 31-yard line.
Ravens running back Justin Forsett rushed for 150 yards on 27 carries. Bell had one of the highest percentages of his team’s offensive production last season and now that he has returned, he likely will be the main focal point for the Steelers. Rather than hand the ball to Bell, they called for Vick to drop back and pass. It was an out route that was wide open, but as you can see below, Vick airmailed it, setting up Baltimore for the game winning drive.
First, Baltimore’s Michael Campanaro ran for a touchdown in the final minute of the first quarter.
“In this league, most games come down to three points”, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. Ben Roethlisberger is going to be wearing a baseball cap until November, and until then, Vick’s job is to mind the store.
But they let one get away.
“I truly believed that we had done what needs to be done, however hey, things happen in this alliance,” Vick said. They didn’t take a single shot down the field to Antonio Brown.
“Probably the toughest game of my career”, said Vick. “We had our chances to win the game and there were a lot of plays I could’ve made that I didn’t make”. That decision led directly to Tucker’s game-winner on the other end. But at 2-2, their margin for error just shrank and with a date with the Arizona Cardinals looming in Week 6, next week’s game against the Chargers becomes nearly a must win. He just may not get quite the volume of catches or yards with Vick under center that he did with Ben Roethlisberger, a fact that was underscored by his relatively low level of involvement in this game.
Despite his late hiccups, Vick showed the world that he could no doubt play the role of facilitator – but without weapons like Le’Veon Bell, we’re not so sure he’d be in the spotlight he finds himself in.
Scobee failed to make good on tries of 49 and 41 yards as the Steelers nursed a 20-17 lead late in the fourth quarter. It was a hard-fought game on both sides.
“So, to be able to come in and win in such a dramatic fashion with just a consummate team effort, it’s really special”. Bell looked much sharper in the running game in his second game back after being suspended for the first two games of the season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. “Obviously, that’s an element of it. It was an element of the outcome tonight”.
Mike Tomlin elected to send out Scobee, who was 2-for-2 on the evening to attempt a 49-yard field goal that sailed wide left.
It gave Flacco just enough wiggle room to force overtime. Seven plays took the Ravens from the Baltimore 31 to the Pittsburgh 24, with Tucker drilling the 42-yarder to tie it with three seconds left.