While he tries to make it a point to not get caught up in the emotional roller coaster of a given game or a given season, it felt as if there was something significant at stake in Baltimore.
"I don't really want people throwing the ball in my area", Shazier said. "I definitely feel like we can be the best defense in the league". "[He said] 'I'm always open for business'".
The only area where the Steelers are struggling right now is their rush defense.
They held the rushing game under 100 yards and also got to the quarterback often. But they are showing improvement. They had looked below average in weeks one and three, how would they respond in week four?
Defensive end Cam Heyward said the run defense might be the only thing preventing the Steelers from being a truly elite defense. "But acknowledging where we are, it was a good performance today". "We have to keep stressing it".
"We have to work on that", Harbaugh said Monday. Last week, Flacco had the worst game of his career in a 44-7 loss to the Jaguars. For the Steelers, is also included something more rudimentary, but almost as unexpected - a sputtering offense that was casting their Super Bowl aspirations in doubt. He completed passes to six receivers. Martavis Bryant looked like the good Martavis Bryant.
Humphrey has been credited with three pass break-ups, and Pro Football Focus charts him as allowing one completion for 3 yards in the five times that his receiver has been thrown to. As a unit, the Ravens have the talent, speed, tenacity and hitting power to be absolutely disruptive and game-changing, but they're wearing down. Their heralded "Big Three" - QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR Antonio Brown and RB Le'Veon Bell - are considered the best offensive triumvirate in the sport.
Playing in a battle for first place in the division, the Ravens (2-2) fell behind 19-0 after going scoreless in the first half for a second week in a row.
Not long after the season ended, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome embarked on a mission to add depth to a defensive backfield that was decimated by injury on that pivotal night. In two games against Baltimore in 2015-16, Carr went 55-of-81 for 550 yards, seven touchdowns, one interception, one sack and a 110.6 quarterback rating. The Steelers intercepted him twice.
Quarterback is not the only issue with the Ravens right now.
"That's just nothing more than a competitor wanting the ball every single play", Roethlisberger said. Even though the Steelers lost in overtime to the Chicago Bears last weekend, he still had 10 catches for 110 yards and a score.
This time, the Steelers would find the end zone.
Collins also returned two kickoffs for 50 yards. Ravens TE Benjamin Watson was under concussion protocol late in the second quarter, but was cleared to return. "Play consistent, a top-tier defense, and just continue to play like this".
Something was indeed awry when Flacco, a Super Bowl MVP, threw for 28 yards in the first 56 minutes in London.