2010 AFC Playoffs Steelers 31 vs Ravens 24
January 15, 2011
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2010 AFC Playoffs Steelers 31 vs Ravens 24

The Steelers trail 21-7 at halftime thanks to a pair of costly fumbles that lead to Baltimore TDs. But James Harrison and the Steeler defense takes over and the Ravens implode in 3rd quarter, turning the ball over 3 times and setting up 17 Steeler points to give Pittsburgh a 24-21 lead.

The Ravens tie the game with a late FG but leave 3:54 on the clock, an eternity for Roethlisberger. On the game winning drive, Ben first converts a critical 3rd and 10 with a 12-yd laser to Hines Ward. Then, rather than playing it safe on 3rd and 19 from his own 38 with two minutes to play, Ben uncorks a picture-perfect 58-yd bomb to rookie WR Antonio Brown, who only caught 16 passes during the regular season.

Amazingly, Brown gets behind Baltimore's prevent coverage and the pass comes down perfectly to the rookie, who somehow pins the ball against his helmet with one hand before running out of sideline at the Raven 4. Moments later on 3rd and goal, Rashard Mendenhall makes a great cut and slices his way into the end zone for the winning TD.

The Ravens get the ball back with 1:27 and a timeout. But Baltimore, who manages only 28 yards of offense in the 2nd half, goes backward on a Flacco sack and on 4th and 18, T.J. Houshmandzadeh drops a pass that would've kept the Ravens alive. The Steelers take over on downs, kneel on the ball twice and move on to the AFC Championship.

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