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Ravens-Steelers one-liners

Penalties wiped out two touchdowns and WR Derrick Mason dropped a pass in the end zone during the Ravens’ 23-20 loss to the Steelers.

Ravens T Oniel Cousins, playing because of Jared Gaither’s injury, was beaten repeatedly by Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley leading to two sacks and an interception.

The Ravens piled up 113 penalty yards overall on Sunday, a number Ravens coach John Harbaugh pointed to as a big reason for the loss.

For the fifth time this season, the Ravens couldn’t find a way to win a game late.

Ravens TE Todd Heap caught two touchdown passes for the second straight week.

Steelers WR Santonio Holmes caught a touchdown pass in the first half, the eight time he’s scored against the Ravens in his career.

Woodley’s monster game included 10 tackes and a forced fumble with just over two minutes left which DE Ziggy Hood recovered to seal the Steelers win.

The Steelers secondary had its rough moments but didn’t allow any plays of more than 30 yards and got bailed out by Mason’s crucial drop.

Rookie WR Travis Grisham’s first NFL catch converted a third down in the fourth quarter and helped set up the winning field goal.

KR Stefan Logan picked up 129 kickoff return yards and now holds the Steelers franchise record in that statistic.
  

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  1. ugotflaccoed says: Dec 28, 2009 10:35 AM

    wish I could say the better team won but the Ravens really gave this one away…AGAIN! A win over Oakland would go a long way in helping me forget this game. Looking forward to a rematch with either the Pats or Bengals and loving the fact that the Steelers will be watching us from home…

  2. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Dec 28, 2009 10:51 AM

    The best rivalry and most enjoyable matchup to watch in the NFL for the last decade. When these two teams get together, I’m watching…

  3. Indyeagle says: Dec 28, 2009 11:00 AM

    I’m not a fan of either team, but always enjoy watching these two play. What a great game that was.
    However, I couldn’t believe the officiating. How many times can the officials wait to see the results of a play before throwing a flag? If I was a Ravens fan, I would be pissed.
    Anyhow, just thought I would throw an unwanted opinion from an unbiased third party in the mix.

  4. 69ers says: Dec 28, 2009 11:09 AM

    Love the outcome…but a poorly officiated game. Just terrible.

  5. Ravenator says: Dec 28, 2009 11:22 AM

    Outcome was a joke…
    Looking forward to next week when the announce that the Steelers have officially been eliminated wand will be eating potato chips like the rest of us come playoffs!!!
    Way to give away the sweep!
    Better team lost that game…
    Raiders better have their head on a swivel

  6. Bill Cowher's Chin says: Dec 28, 2009 11:26 AM

    # Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: December 28, 2009 10:51 AM
    The best rivalry and most enjoyable matchup to watch in the NFL for the last decade. When these two teams get together, I’m watching…
    __________________________________
    It is a great match up to watch, but they play 2 times a year, every year, 3 if they meet in the playoffs. My point is, if you miss the game, no worries, you can just watch the next game between these two teams.
    I have to say the Colts vs the Patriots has been the best rivalry over the last decade.
    Former division opponents.
    Manning vs Brady
    Belichick’s D vs Manning’s O
    Top 2 teams for wins over the last decade
    Top 2 teams for division titles
    Perennial SB favorites every year
    The Ravens/Steelers games have all be great to watch, but they are in the same division, so they know they can get revenge against the other later in the season,for Pats/Colts, it is a one shot deal, unless they meet in the playoffs (which have been epic battles as well).
    I am not saying your opinion is wrong, I just personally dont believe that this has been the est rivalry in football over the past decade

  7. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Dec 28, 2009 11:43 AM

    @ Bill Cowher’s chin
    It all depends on your NFL flavor. I’m an old school 1970’s Steelers vs Raiders guy. I prefer to see football as a war on the field. So these Steelers-Ravens hard hitting throwback games really appeal to me.
    By the same token used in your analogy, swap out the Steelers or Ravens into the easier AFC East-AFC South divisions of the Pats-Colts…and we just might see that 4th Super Bowl win. And they surely would be able to compete with your division title analogy. And Belichick’s D has been a bore in these games over the last half of this decade…as the Colts offense has scored at will upon them since back in ’04.

  8. ppdoc13 says: Dec 28, 2009 12:45 PM

    @ Bill Cowhers chin – what makes the Steeler vs the Ravens the best rivalry in the NFL is that they beat the crap out of each other twice a year. It’s a bear to win on the road. Winning twice (like we did a few years ago) and three times (like they did last year) is very unusual. The games typically are decided by less than a TD and often by a FG at the last moment. And the hitting is fierce. If it was for the Pittsburg fans……… it would be perfect ;)
    I’ll take Steelers vs Ravens as the best rivalry in the NFL over any other at this time.

  9. DayAllOnJuice says: Dec 28, 2009 2:20 PM

    In the humble opinion of this Pittsburgh fan, it is the best rivalry in the NFL.
    The teams have been so even, and as noted above, they’ve played the same style of “beat the hell out of you” football for so long. These games have been wars leading up to this season.
    I’m sad to see both defenses slipping, and each team trying to throw the ball more. It’s not going to be the same in the future. Really, it wasn’t the same this year.

  10. Deb says: Dec 28, 2009 11:19 PM

    @Bill Cowher’s Chin …
    Ravens v. Steelers = Defense Defense Defense
    Defense Defense Defense = Happy Deb
    Pats v. Colts is usually a shootout. It’s fun. But my idea of great football is a 7-6 game in the mud with everyone beating the crap out of each other. I agree with DayAllOnJuice that both defenses have slipped from last year, but don’t necessarily agree they’re gone for good. I think the Steelers will regroup. With Lewis aging and Rex Ryan gone, I’m not sure if the Ravens will have the same defensive philosophy going forward. I hope they will.

  11. Beer Cheese Soup says: Dec 29, 2009 2:52 AM

    Indyeagle says:
    I couldn’t believe the officiating. How many times can the officials wait to see the results of a play before throwing a flag? If I was a Ravens fan, I would be pissed.
    69ers says:
    Love the outcome…but a poorly officiated game. Just terrible.
    ____________________________________
    It’s hilarious how every time the Steelers play, these comments follow shortly thereafter.
    Don’t get me wrong, the Ravens did not play well, but they can’t really build any momentum when every big play they make is immediately cancelled. Touchdown Ravens, nevermind, holding.. On a WR no less.. Touchdown again, nope, holding.. Interception, nope, BS illegal contact..
    Pittsburgh has a right terrible team this year, but I will honestly be shocked if they don’t make the playoffs, and maybe even “win” another Super Bowl. How could they not, with all the help they have?
    All Steeler fans will naturally echo their weekly cries of coincidence and jealousy, so my question goes out to all non-Steelers fans: How obvious does this need to get, how many games need to be given away, before you all stand up and demand that something be done about it??

  12. Deb says: Dec 29, 2009 2:42 PM

    @Soup to Nuts …
    I’d love having a Blue Ribbon commission thoroughly investigate the last decade of NFL football: Scrutinize every call in every game involving every team. I’d welcome it because I know they would not find a disproportionate number of calls favoring the Steelers.
    If you say a thing often enough, people start to believe. Knowledgeable fans, like Ravenmaniac, who recognize defensive holding when they see it, understand those were legitimate calls. But casual fans see a touchdown called back, and after hearing your continual rants think, “Wow, there must be something to this.” Then you use the questions of these casual fans to bolster your case. But none of that is evidence of anything. You make a fine propagandist, Beer Cheese. You could topple governments, but you couldn’t practice law.
    Here’s some entertainment for you–an episode of a classic comedy that perfectly illustrates your methods. Enjoy …
    http://www.hulu.com/watch/14747/the-dick-van-dyke-show-punch-thy-neighbor#x-0,vepisode,1,0

  13. Deb says: Dec 29, 2009 3:44 PM

    @Soup to Nuts …
    Oops, I meant offensive holding.
    BTW … if the NFL were trying to help the Steelers win, they wouldn’t have flexed the Bengals to Sunday night. If the Bengals and the Pats were both playing at 1 on Sunday, they’d both have to play to win in order to try to get the third seed spot. And if both win–and we win–we’re the 6th seed. As it is, if the Pats win at 1, the Bengals will sit their starters for the night game, the Jets will likely win, and we’re out. But don’t let me interrupt the conspiracy theories with logic.

  14. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Dec 29, 2009 3:47 PM

    Hey Deb, it’s been awhile since I’ve seen you on the same thread. Hope you had an enjoyable holiday and have a Happy New Year! Take care…

  15. Deb says: Dec 29, 2009 4:20 PM

    Az-Wee-Pay!!
    Hey there! Hope you had a great Christmas, too! I just this afternoon got home from a long trip to my brother’s, which was great. It will be a happy start to the year if the Steelers make the playoffs :-) But at least Alabama’s in the championship game! My brother, wife, and kids are going, so I’m hoping to get a good t-shirt :-)You take care, too!

  16. Beer Cheese Soup says: Dec 29, 2009 6:29 PM

    Thank you for making my point Deb. As I stated, it’s always a coincidence, no matter what happens. You guys’ ability to deny the obvious scares the hell out of me. I hope you don’t vote.
    “Other teams get bad calls too!” Yes, but not to the same degree, or on an as-needed basis like Pittsburgh does. Watch Sunday’s game (or SB XL) again, most of those flags were thrown AFTER the officials saw the result of the plays, for Christ’s sake! If there’s a hold, you flag it when it happens, not after the play’s over. Unless it’s a Steelers game, of course.
    I too welcome the Blue Ribbon Commission, because, as a neutral party who is not completely in denial, I know you’re wrong, and I know they would find something was up. There is no way they couldn’t.
    This is nothing new. I’m obviously not the only one seeing it either, as the comments in this and many other threads have illustrated. Let me guess though, that’s just “coincidence” too.

  17. Deb says: Dec 29, 2009 7:13 PM

    Soup to Nuts …
    I keep trying to tell you that comments on PFT aren’t evidence, love. Many crazy people post here. Evidence would be the results of an independent study showing what percentage of time the calls favor the Steelers compared with what percentage of time they favor every other team and what percentage of time the calls altered the outcome of the game, etc., etc. That’s called measurable data.
    Stop posting here and start lobbying the league for that Blue Ribbon commission. Piece of advice: Don’t get all Area 51 in your letter. Try to sound sane and reasonable. Use your real name and address. Don’t write more than one page.
    I have SBXL on tape. That’s why I know the refs didn’t throw the game. How many times have you watched it?
    Nope, I don’t think it’s coincidence. I think it’s football. I think it happens in every game to every team. Nothing coincidental about it. We had a touchdown called back in SBXLIII. Bet you forgot all about that. Or didn’t notice. Doesn’t fit your theories.
    Go watch Dick Van Dyke. Good show. Truth in humor.

  18. Beer Cheese Soup says: Dec 29, 2009 7:56 PM

    Deb says:
    …But casual fans see a touchdown called back, and after hearing your continual rants think, “Wow, there must be something to this.” Then you use the questions of these casual fans to bolster your case. But none of that is evidence of anything. You make a fine propagandist, Beer Cheese. You could topple governments, but you couldn’t practice law.
    ____________________________________
    You’ve had another theory every week on why I campaign for the integrity of the sport I love, but this is by far the most entertaining one yet.
    Let’s review: According to you, I, that is to say one person who posts on a football blog, am responsible for all of the controversy regarding the Steelers and their refs. I was the one who made 68% of the nation question the outcome of your last two Super Bowls too. Because the whole world, or at least every football fan in the world, not only reads, but treats as gospel everything that I, one person who posts on a football blog, has to say.
    Completely hilarious. Thank you, you really know how to brighten up my day.

  19. Deb says: Dec 29, 2009 8:55 PM

    Oh, Soup to Nuts, you must get your memory checked. I do so hate repeating myself. I’ve said many many times that reporters and bloggers stirred the pot after SBXL because that’s their job. And when enough people stir the pot, the simple-minded start to think there’s something to it. I’m hardly crediting you with creating controversy by yourself–much as that would feed your already oversized ego. (The only people who think there’s a controversy about SBXLIII are wacko conspiracy theorists like you and a few disgruntled Cardinals fans.)
    My theory about you hasn’t changed from week to week. You’re an attention-seeking nut. I’ve remained pretty constant on that. Ah yes, you’re protecting the sport that YOU AND YOU ALONE love. None of the rest of us love the sport. The players don’t love it. The fans who’ve watched it since before you were born don’t love it. The owners don’t love it. The officials don’t love it. The sports press doesn’t love it.
    Only you, Beer Cheese Soup, love pro football and fight to protect its integrity … from the diabolical small-market team and one of the least financially liquid owners in football. Oh yes, I can see it now, Dan Rooney, who barely survived the restructuring of his own team, can afford to out-bribe the cofounder of Microsoft and Jerry Jones LOL. And the league is helping him because of his nefarious gambling interests … in dog racing. Of course, he no longer has any gambling interests in dog racing but why let that ruin a good scenario? And when he did have those gambling interests, the team went 26 years between Super Bowl wins.
    Talk about hilarity.
    You’re a trip, Soup to Nuts.
    But stop misquoting me. I expect you to play fast-and-loose with the football facts. But this bit about how I keep changing my theories–not true and you know it. Keep it on the up and up with me.

  20. Frank Burns says: Dec 30, 2009 10:15 PM

    Beer Cheese Soup says:
    December 29, 2009 2:52 AM
    It’s hilarious how every time the Steelers play, these comments follow shortly thereafter.
    Don’t get me wrong, the Ravens did not play well, but they can’t really build any momentum when every big play they make is immediately cancelled. Touchdown Ravens, nevermind, holding.. On a WR no less.. Touchdown again, nope, holding.. Interception, nope, BS illegal contact..
    Pittsburgh has a right terrible team this year, but I will honestly be shocked if they don’t make the playoffs, and maybe even “win” another Super Bowl. How could they not, with all the help they have?
    All Steeler fans will naturally echo their weekly cries of coincidence and jealousy, so my question goes out to all non-Steelers fans: How obvious does this need to get, how many games need to be given away, before you all stand up and demand that something be done about it??
    ————————————————————–
    Translation: “waah, the Steelers beat my team too, wahhhh!”
    And uh, what exactly should “you all” be demanding anyway? What “something” “should be done” about “it”? This I’d love to hear. What’s your idea of the “justice” that oughta be handed out?
    It’s no different, from say, the Minnesota fans who’ve complained how the Packers have been “allowed” to “win” games over the years. But I bet you’d be calling them whiners now, wouldn’t you?
    Stupid hypocrite bitches who infest this site like roaches.

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