Call it karma.
Two Ravens fans sitting in front of me at Heinz Field were enjoying themselves at halftime Saturday. Baltimore was ahead 21-7 and the Steelers was playing a very sloppy game.
Inexplicably they decided to move a few rows down in the section two sit by a fellow Ravens fan. With everything going in favor of Baltimore you really want to make such a drastic change?
Seventeen points later Pittsburgh claimed a 24-21 lead before finally adding a late touchdown to break a 24-24 tie to move on to their fourth AFC Championship game in the past seven years.
Who knew fans moving from their seats could have such an impact on the game? Okay, well maybe not, but it is fun to think that when you are desperate for something down by 14 points at the half.
Instead it was a Steelers safety not named Troy Polamalu who forced two turnovers. Ryan Clark forced a Ray Rice fumble and intercepted Joe Flacco to set up two scores while a young receiver not named Mike Wallace, but rather rookie Antonio Brown, caught a 58-yard bomb on a third-and-19 to set up the game winning score.
These players along with all-around outstanding defensive play have the Pittsburgh Steelers playing for at least one more week.