PITTSBURGH - Through 15 minutes of play, the Ravens have had possession for 11:23, and picked up 120 total yards of offense on 22 plays.
The Steelers have managed just 57 yards on six plays.
Despite those lopsided numbers, Baltimore has just a three-point lead.
The Ravens caught an awful break on the first play from scrimmage when Torrey Smith was whistled for a nonexistent holding call which negated a 76-yard touchdown run by Ray Rice.
Smith didn’t hold on the play; the Pittsburgh defensive back fell. There’s a difference.
Joe Flacco and the rest of the offense bounced back by going on a 14-play, 75-yard drive, but after having a first-and-goal at the 1-yard line, the Ravens had to settle for a chip-shot Billy Cundiff field goal.
Another strong drive the next time down the field didn’t result in anything after Cundiff pushed a 40-yard field goal wide right.
With one quarter of play in the books, the Ravens have dominated the Steelers. It just doesn’t show on the scoreboard.