The Key Play

Roethlisberger's Td Pass To Tuman

Ravens Gameday

December 27, 2004

Score: Steelers lead 10-7

Quarter: Third

Situation: Steelers' ball, third-and-two at the Ravens' 2

Play: The Steelers had run the ball 12 consecutive plays to get down to the Ravens' 2-yard line. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) fakes the ball to halfback Jerome Bettis (36) and rolls to his left. Tight end Jerame Tuman (84) blocks defensive end Marques Douglas (94), then heads to the left side of the end zone. With Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) bearing down, Roethlisberger floats the ball to Tuman as Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (52) and safety Chad Williams (49) trail the play.

Aftermath: The Steelers set the tone for the second half with a 14-play, 71-yard drive. The Ravens had only two second-half possessions, as the Steelers controlled the ball for 20:46 of the final 30 minutes.

BY THE NUMBERS

2 -- Possessions by the Ravens in the second half

26 -- Yards rushing by the Ravens' Jamal Lewis on 14 carries (1.9 average)

20:46 -- Steelers' time of possession in the second half

183 -- Yards rushing by the Steelers

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