With the Ravens leading the Steelers by 25 points in the fourth quarter and with the two teams not quite ready to hold hands and share a Coke, multiple Steelers and Ravens players mixed it up on the field late in the third quarter.
The scrum started between Ravens running back Ray Rice and Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, who were on the ground. And then all hell (or at least some hell) broke loose, with other players getting involved and with the Ravens having to restrain players who were on the sideline.
In the end, a flag was thrown only on the Steelers, but plenty of fines surely will be issued.
The Steelers’ frustrations are understandable. They haven’t lost by 20 or more points since December 9, 2007, when the Pats beat them 34-13 en route to that perfect regular season.