Steelers increase lead late in third quarter (Ravens lose 19-16)

There have been just two drives in a pretty uneventful third quarter, as the Ravens were forced to punt from just across midfield and the Steelers added to their lead on their first drive of the second half.

Shaun Suisham booted a 28-yard field goal with 2:56 to go in the third quarter, increasing Pittsburgh’s lead to 13-6.

The Steelers drained 8:03 off the clock on that possession, moving 70 yards in 13 plays. Linebacker Elvis Dumervil had a troubling drive, helping to make that happen with 27 yards in penalties on a late-hit personal foul and a facemask.

The Ravens have the ball back and it’s still a one-score game.

Update: The Ravens drove 66 yards in 12 plays with a 41-yard pass to Torrey Smith being the big gainer. But Baltimore was stopped at the Pittsburgh 14 and settled for Justin Tucker’s third field goal of the day, a 32-yard kick with 13:08 to go that cut the Steelers’ lead to 13-9.

The Ravens have just 204 yards on the day and Pittsburgh now has the ball in Baltimore territory. The Ravens tried to surprise the Steelers with an onside kick, but failed on multiple levels. Baltimore committed two penalties on the play and Pittsburgh recovered.

Update II: Suisham improved to 3-for-3 on the day and 13-for-13 on the season following a 38-yard field goal with 9:59 to play.

The Steelers again lead by a touchdown at 16-9. The Ravens were fortunate to escape without Pittsburgh adding seven there, considering the Steelers started that drive at the Baltimore 38 and Derek Moye dropped a perfectly placed pass in the end zone one play before the kick.

The Ravens are still in this one, but are running out of time.

Update III: The Ravens put together a 16-play, 73-yard drive to finally draw even with the Steelers at 16-16 on Joe Flacco’s 1-yard pass to Dallas Clark in the back of the end zone with 1:58 remaining.

Flacco went 9-for-10 for 60 yards on the possession, which lasted 8:01.

The Steelers looked like they might’ve swiped the lead right back on the ensuing kickoff, as Emmanuel Sanders returned it all the way to the end zone. But listen closely and you would’ve heard whistles way back in Pittsburgh territory. Sanders stepped out of bounds at the Steelers 37 and Pittsburgh now must drive with a chance to win it.

Update IV: The Ravens arrive at the bye week with a 3-4 record.

Suisham split the uprights for a 42-yard field goal as time expired, sending Baltimore to its second straight loss - 19-16 in Pittsburgh.

Check back for a game wrap soon.