When Ben Roethlisberger found Mike Wallace for a 25-yard touchdown, Baltimore Ravens fans began to groan. There was only 5:08 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Pittsburgh Steelers had scored 14 unanswered points to comeback against the Ravens yet again. It looked like the same old story where the Ravens hold the lead for most of the game, choke at the end and let the Steelers win.
This sense of dread seemed to grow even more after the Ravens went three-and-out on their next offensive drive and the Steelers were a first down away from winning. The Steelers always won against the Ravens in these kind of scenarios.
Until now. The Ravens drove 92 yards down the field to score the game-winning touchdown with eight seconds left. The win gives the Ravens a season sweep over the Steelers and ends all notion of the idea that the Steelers own the Ravens.
The Ravens beat the Steelers in Heinz Field with Roethlisberger starting. This was the first time they had done so since 2006. The season sweep proves once and for all the Ravens are the better team this year and they have finally figured out to beat their most hated rivals.
Here's seven things I took away from this game.