Published: December 14th, 2008 | Tags: Steelers - Ravens live blog
The Ravens are up 6-3 at the half. Anyone expect anything different? I mentioned the first cliche earlier, and here’s another: “Bend but don’t break.”
The Ravens defense withstood a 14-play drive by Pittsburgh, giving up only a field goal. The Steelers defense withstood a 15-play drive by Baltimore, giving up just a field goal as well.
A long, multi-play drive against a great defense — when they rarely happen — has a different feel to it than in other circumstances. Usually, you say, “This team is marching.” In this game, you feel like the more plays, the more chance for a turnover.
- A lot was made of the “hatred” between these two teams, but both are keeping their emotions in check so far. And that’s crucial because a stupid 15-yard penalty in the second half could have major consequences.
- From the “they’ve thought of everything” department: The soap in the restrooms here at M&T Bank Stadium … is purple.
— Scott Hanson reporting from Baltimore