Keys to the game

November 10, 1997|By Mike Preston

1 The Ravens had seven turnovers, six of them coming in a brutal first half in which the Steelers built a 20-0 lead.

2 The Ravens committed too many costly penalties, a total of 11 for 73 yards.

3 The Ravens' offense couldn't sustain drives and kept the defense on the field too long. The Steelers had nearly an 10-minute advantage in time of possession.

They said it

The winners

"Some games you'll see a defensive player catch a freak pass and you'll say, 'Why can't that happen to us?' Tonight, it all happened for us. verything went our way."

Kevin Henry, Steelers defensive end

the losers

"They outhit us, they outplayed us, they may have even outcoached us. We dug ourselves a deeper hole. We have six games to go. What we have to do now is run the table. This is probably the worst defeat."

Ted Marchibroda, Ravens coach

Pub Date: 11/10/97

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