For the Baltimore Ravens, the loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers was about much more than pride. Falling to your most hated rival certainly stings, but there are other things to be concerned about—namely, the problems that are showing no signs of improvement.
After starting the year so well, the rushing defense has abandoned the Ravens—they've given up over 140 yards on the ground in three of their last four games. Their own running backs haven't had nearly the same type of success and, once again, struggled.
Furthermore, there is no sense of urgency about the team, as they started slowly and didn't get the offense rolling until the fourth quarter.
While a loss to the Steelers hurts the Ravens' playoff chances, all of their still-glaring flaws are the biggest obstacles in their path back to the postseason.
Here are the most important things to take away from a disappointing game at Heinz Field.