The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-10 Sunday night at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, taking a two-game lead over their AFC North rivals. To no one's surprise, the game featured plenty of hard hits and a low-scoring, narrow margin of victory for Baltimore.
The Steelers were without starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who holds a 9-4 all-time record versus the Ravens. Baltimore's defense played admirably after surrendering an unlikely running touchdown from the lumbering Byron Leftwich 43 seconds in.
The Ravens held Pittsburgh to just a field goal over the final 59 minutes and forced three critical turnovers en route to another hard fought win in this rivalry. While the offense seemed to sputter and misfire all night, the defense and special teams stepped up again, leading Baltimore to its 12th consecutive AFC North division win.
Here are my winners and losers from last night's game.