The first half of Saturday's Steelers-Ravens game has been dominated by penalties and turnovers. Both teams have seen drives aided by flags, but Baltimore has made the most of a pair of Pittsburgh turnovers, and they head into the locker room at halftime with a 21-7 lead on the road.
The Steelers have outgained the Ravens in total offense, 114 yards to 98, but Baltimore's defense has scored one defensive touchdown and put them in prime position to score another. Joe Flacco has been competent behind center, completing 12 of 18 passes for 82 yards.
The Ravens' defense is doing a great job of neutralizing the Steelers' running game. In addition to fumbling away the ball, Rashard Mendenhall has taken the ball 10 times for only 27 yards.
We're seeing a lot of flags so far. Combined, these teams have been penalized nine times for 120 yards. In addition, there have been a couple of instances in which some pushing and shoving could conceivably have resulted in a couple more flags.