Ravens in good shape at halftime vs. Steelers

Remember when one of the biggest reasons for the Ravens’ struggles was slow starts?

Those early holes seem like a distant memory at this point.

The Ravens lead the Steelers 10-0 at halftime at M&T Bank Stadium, and have outscored opponents 53-16 in the first half over their last four games. Those numbers look even better when narrowing it down to the first quarter, as Baltimore has outscored opponents 30-3 in the opening 15 minutes over their last four contests.

The Ravens have outgained the Steelers 151-98, and are the first team to hold Pittsburgh scoreless in the first half this season.

Joe Flacco is off to a nice start, going 10-for-16 for 118 yards and a touchdown. Torrey Smith has three catches for 65 yards and a touchdown.

The Ravens haven’t been as inept running the ball, but again have struggled to do so, gaining 47 yards on the ground. Bernard Pierce has led the way with 22 rushing yards with his long being for 12.

After entering the game fairly healthy, Baltimore has been hit pretty hard by injuries so far. Wideout Brandon Stokley, who made two catches for 27 yards, is out for the game with a left knee injury. Linebacker Elvis Dumervil left with a sprained left ankle and his return is questionable. Receiver Jacoby Jones also left the game, but has since returned.