Steelers ride Le’Veon Bell in 26-9 win

AP

Le'Veon Bell didn’t have his usual success in the first three games of the 2017 season, but facing a familiar rival brought out his best game of the young season.

Bell was the featured player in the Steelers offense as he ran the ball 35 times, caught four passes and scored two touchdowns in a 26-9 victory over the Ravens. Bell accounted for 186 yards and the Steelers posted their season high with 382 yards of offense to make for a fairly easy victory.

It looked for a time like the Ravens might be able to rally as they got an interception deep in Steelers territory when officials reversed their initial ruling that Antonio Brown was down with a completion before the ball came out and landed in safety Eric Weddle‘s hands. Their offense couldn’t move the ball, though, and they settled for a field goal.

A 50-yard run by Alex Collins set up the only touchdown of the day for the Ravens a bit later in the third quarter, but the Ravens couldn’t convert a two-point conversion and the fourth quarter saw Joe Flacco throw a pair of interceptions that eliminated any chance of a comeback victory.

Flacco, who was 31-of-49 overall, was sacked four times and the Ravens had 32 rushing yards outside of Collins’ big play, so the offense didn’t make any noticeable improvement over last week’s debacle against the Jaguars. That will make it harder for Flacco to argue that concern about the unit is premature and a failure to fix the problems will make it harder for the Ravens to keep pace with the 3-1 Steelers over the rest of the season.

36 responses to “Steelers ride Le’Veon Bell in 26-9 win

  1. Joe Flacco= 20 million dollar Kyle Boller
    Matt Cavanaugh is calling offense plays again
    Breshad Perriman= Travis Taylor

    Ozzie Newsome deserves blame for this as well. A logical Ravens fan can see how his poor drafts and free agent signings have caught up with this team. The injuries matter, but mostly they’ve become an excuse. This team needs some major changes starting at the top.

  2. Good game by the black and gold. Much needed. Either they are starting to find their stride or Baltimore is just that bad.
    Go Steelers!!!!

    PS: Joe Flacco seems like a nice guy but he is NOT Elite.

  3. I thought the game was a little tougher than the final score indicated, still a huge division win for Pittsburgh. They’re trying to diversify the offense, and that’s still a work in progress, but that defense seems to be getting better every game. I’ll take it, next game up!

    Go Steelers!

  4. Nice to see the Steelers beat a team they’re supposed to beat. I still can’t get over that Bears game.

  5. Ravens have zero offense with a flipping 20Mil QB. As a Ravens fan I can’t express my disgust enough for the organization for their continued poor choices in staff and players. They’ll be lucky to pick up another W the rest of the way.

  6. The only time Flacco ever got near the red zone against the Steelers in any game is when he got a pass interference penalty called on the defense.

  7. “patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    October 1, 2017 at 4:35 pm
    Two mediocre teams, whichever one makes the playoffs will be bounced off early.”

    patsfan lies and embarrasses himself once again. He never fails. Because we know when he is wrong, he won’t admit it. He will just run and hide. Clue for patsfan: what was the team your own team beat in the AFC championship game last year? And what is your team’s record now? (crickets chirping)

  8. As a Raven fan it s time for Joe Flacco to take a seat. He has no backup(Mallet), so the Ravens need to look into signing Colin Kaepernick, if they want to save the season, they have to a least consider it. 2-2 the is not lost YET! But Flacco is dependant on a solid running game and a decent offensive line, the Ravens have neither.

  9. The steeles offense is a shell of it’s high flying 2015 offense. They look more like the old 21 point per game steelers again.

    How do you go from being the number 1 ranked passing offense in 2015 to what the bleep they have put together in the first 4 games this season? And it does not look like its gonna get much better since they totally gave up the up tempo no huddle passing frenzy of 2015 in exchange force the forced run game which will get them past everyone except Oakland and NE.

    Gonna be the same ending this season Pats 38, Steelers 23, even if the Pats limped into the playoffs at 9-7, they will light up the stillers as usual and the stillers will force the run. Like groundhog day.

  10. The division is the Steelers to loose, not because they are so good. Its because the Browns, Bengals and Ravens are bad organizations. Yes Im a Ravens fan but we are paying bad draft classes, therefore no depth at all and because the quarterbacks contract no good free agent signings. May as well give them the division crown now.

  11. Bell is either suspended or hurt a lot of the time and for the 14 mil he will get next year if they tag him again he can play for someone else.

  12. Good win but we need to stop those drive killing penalties on offense, we could be putting up over 30 points per game. Pats trolls on this thread, LOL.

  13. The problem with the Ravens is the o line. We’ve been asking ourselves if the injuries there could be overcome. No, apparently they can’t.

  14. Clueless #1; patsfan4life is not a Pats fan. Clueless #2; One decent game out of 4 is not worth 12 mil. No RB is. TGurley, LHunt, CMcCafferey and others are in the same league in all purpose yrds and making way less. Talk to me in December, if Bell doesn’t get hurt or suspended.

  15. Clueless #3 is TedMurph as he said Bell is over rated and would never do much this year. Ted do you take your crow with a knife and fork or do you still eat with your hands?

  16. Show me where I said Bell woild never do much this year, and I will donate huge money to hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. LIAR

  17. How’s the Vietnam vet thing going since you got undressed drooly?

    Great Ted….did you serve. My guess you didn’t…..like Trump. Still didn’t answer my question…..silverware or extra napkins. Be careful taking that bait hook out of you big yap Teddy……you been had.

    Great to see a Pat’s fan ignoring his teams loss by picking on a Vet….classy.

  18. I didn’t serve in Vietnam. I was too young. I’ve called out the Pats D for being terrible on Pats threads. Go look. Couldn’t prove you didn’t lie. Another childish dodge. Also, when a REAL Vietnam Vet called you out for claiming to be one; the most reprehensible thing one can do, again; it was crickets. FRAUD.

  19. I didn’t serve in Vietnam. I was too young. I’ve called out the Pats D for being terrible on Pats threads. Go look. Couldn’t prove you didn’t lie. Another childish dodge. Also, when a REAL Vietnam Vet called you out for claiming to be one; the most reprehensible thing one can do, again; it was crickets. FRAUD.

    I served from 1968-69 earning a Bronze Star. Didn’t see where a Pat’s fan called me out but I have a add-214 to prove my service. Now do you want napkins and some neosporin for the hook wound in your mouth little fishie?

  20. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    September 29, 2017 at 8:57 pm
    Nofoolnodrool says:
    September 29, 2017 at 6:20 pm
    I wear dentures because of injuries suffered serving my country in Vietnam Nam……

    Very sensitive to view points different than your own….grow up Little Sheldon.
    ______________________________________________

    Look at you rising to the bait. Isn’t that how you like to put it? How do you reconcile your fake tough guy & equally false service claims to your infantile behavior here? Because I have to tell you, I’ve seen the elephant, 2-506th (Op Texas Star, A Sau Valley), no one who has would behave the way you do. FWIW I am only 7 years younger than you claim to be,so thanks for the young part of your comment even though my name isn’t Sheldon.

  21. So TedMurph never having served does it make you feel big to question some ones service? I own a house I bought with the GI Bill and got my degree with help from the States Vet benefits and Uncle Sam….. you doubting me makes you look even smaller.

  22. The GI bill was enacted in 1944. Why would someone who benefitted from that bill claim to have served in the Vietnam War? Vietnam Vets could only use it for tuition. Whoops

  23. @patsfan4life and any other Pats fan…

    a) To whine about the Steelers possibly clinching the division in October (nonsense anyway) because of the lack of strength in the division is so incredibly ironic. You do realize, of course, that the other 3 teams in your division haven’t had a top 16 QB in the league since 2001, right?

    Your team has owned Pittsburgh over the years. Mainly, IMO, it’s been because of your proven cheating ways.

    However, to come in here and talk smack about a blowout IN Baltimore is pathetic. You’re incredibly lucky that your team isn’t 1-3.

    In short, go skulk away and try to figure out why your defense has given up > 30 points in 3/4 games this year.

  24. tedmurph | Oct 1, 2017, 7:26 PM EDT
    The GI bill was enacted in 1944. Why would someone who benefitted from that bill claim to have served in the Vietnam War? Vietnam Vets could only use it for tuition. Whoops

    You are even dumber than I thought especially with google to bale you dumb butt out. A Vet has the GI Bill that gets you a mortgage with nothing down. Never having served you wouldn’t know that, but being that you looked up the GI bill you did what you usually do just skim instead of read the fine print…hence the frequent bafoonish comments…it is ok TedMurph I served you never did because you are too selfish preferring to bully like a tough guy…but really you are just afraid.

  25. Look at you rising to the bait. Isn’t that how you like to put it? How do you reconcile your fake tough guy & equally false service claims to your infantile behavior here? Because I have to tell you, I’ve seen the elephant, 2-506th (Op Texas Star, A Sau Valley), no one who has would behave the way you do. FWIW I am only 7 years younger than you claim to be,so thanks for the young part of your comment even though my name isn’t Sheldon.

    I don’t care what battle you claim to have been in you don’t know squat about me or what I have endured. To assume that you do is taking on god like qualities which from your insensitive posts is apparent you aren’t. Some times the truth is something you don’t like to hear so by telling you that is a tough persona I suggest you dig deep into that tough A Shau Valley persona and suck it up……tough guy.

  26. Witness a child caught in another lie. Drooly couldn’t find Vietnam on a map. Shameful.

    Like I said lying TedMurph do you need a knife and fork for your meal of crow or would the usual napkin for your hands…. come on Teddy you are giving your best are you…..? Maybe you are…..

  27. Good win. Not a great win b/c they NEED to fix the penalties, timing in the passing game, and also not give up the long rushes that have been common lately. But all in all its nice to coast along in Baltimore and get the win. Game was never really in question, and I’ve been waiting for a game like that against that team.
    Now on to Jax, hoping they don’t throw out a dud like last week. But, its home so I like our chances.

  28. Two mediocre teams, whichever one makes the playoffs will be bounced off early
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Looks like the patsies are the mediocre team. Home field is fading fast for them. They can’t win in Pittsburgh with Big Ben.

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