Quarter By Quarter

Ravens Gameday

December 15, 2008


Ravens 0 Steelers 0

As expected, the defenses came out slugging and dominated the first quarter. The Steelers forced Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco to go 0-for-3 with one interception by Ryan Clark with 3:07 left. The Ravens' best play was a 46-yard punt return by Jim Leonhard, who picked up the ball inside the Ravens' 10-yard line after it had been bouncing around and escaped to take it past midfield.


Ravens 6 Steelers 3

Both teams began moving the ball in the second quarter, and the Ravens were able to capitalize on Leonhard's 46-yard punt return as the first quarter ended to take a 3-0 lead at the 12:30 mark on a field goal by Matt Stover. After not completing a pass in the first quarter, Flacco went 6-for-12 for 68 yards in the second. The Steelers' Jeff Reed connected on a 31-yard field goal at 5:44, but the Ravens marched again, and Stover hit from 26 yards with 49 seconds remaining in the half.

Ravens: FG Stover 28, 12:30

Steelers: FG Reed 31, 5:44

Ravens: FG Stover 26, :49


Ravens 9 Steelers 3

The Ravens had the best chance to score the game's first touchdown when Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes was stripped of the ball by Ravens cornerback Samari Rolle and safety Ed Reed recovered at the Steelers' 21 and returned it to the 16. But the offense managed only 6 yards on two runs by Le'Ron McClain before an incompletion by Flacco. Stover kicked a 28-yard field goal at 6:02.

Ravens: FG Stover 28, 6:02


Steelers 13 Ravens 9

After playing a brilliant game, the Ravens' defense came up an inch short in the fourth quarter. In what will become known as "The Drive" in Baltimore, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger led the Steelers on a 12-play, 92-yard drive that resulted in a 4-yard touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes with 43 seconds left. The Ravens led 9-3 going into the final quarter and gave up 10 points.

Steelers: FG Reed 30, 9:26

Steelers: Holmes 4 pass from Roethlisberger (Reed kick), :43

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