2. Steelers roll over Ravens
The Steelers offense has been red-hot entering their AFC North showdown with the Ravens, and the fire continued to burn in the Steel City Sunday night. Ben Roethlisberger continued to pass at his torrid pace, throwing for 340 yards and six touchdowns as the Steelers won, 43-23, moving into sole possession of second place in the division.
Big Ben’s 12 touchdowns over the past two games gives him the most touchdown passes in consecutive games in NFL history.
Again, the awakening of the Pittsburgh aerial attack can be attributed to the emergence of rookie wideout Martavis Bryant, who caught two more touchdown passes, giving him five over the past three games. Remember, he was a healthy scratch the first six weeks of the season. Let’s not forget about Antonio Brown, who caught 10 balls for 138 yards and a touchdown as well.
With the loss, the Ravens are relegated into fourth place, a half-game back of Cleveland in the divisional standings. If Pittsburgh can keep its current pace going and so long as Cincinnati remains the division leader, Baltimore might be vying only for a Wild Card spot along Cleveland, Houston, San Diego, and Kansas City.