22 plays, three points

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.

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