The Baltimore Ravens have taken advantage of several Pittsburgh Steelers mistakes to take a 21-7 lead at halftime. The most egregious mistake occurred when the Steelers had the ball late in the first quarter. Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs hit Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from behind, knocking the ball to the ground. And that's where it all went wrong for Pittsburgh. While most everyone thought the play was dead, the Ravens' Cory Redding picked the ball up and rushed into the end zone for a touchdown. Watch Cory Redding's fumble recovery for a touchdown here.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin used his second challenge on the call, but the referee confirmed the ruling on the field. Tomlin had used his first challenge on the opening kickoff, which he won. The Steelers have no challenges remaining.
Rashard Mendenhall also fumbled the ball, which was recovered by the Ravens. A short while later, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco connected with tight end Todd Heap for a four-yard touchdown. Mendenhall has the Steelers only touchdown, a one-yard touchdown on the team's first drive.
Neither offense has done much, but the Ravens' defense has three sacks so far. Can the Steelers make a comeback?