In the first half of Sunday's game, the Baltimore Ravens were forcing mistakes out of the Pittsburgh Steelers and making them pay for them. The second half couldn't have been any more different for the Ravens, who dropped easy catches and gave away the ball throughout the third and fourth quarters. The Steelers made the most of it to come from behind and win in front of their Heinz Field faithful, 31-24.
Semi-blown coverage allowed Ben Roethlisberger to launch a deep throw in the fourth quarter and put his Steelers in position for the go-ahead touchdown. A dropped pass by Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin in the end zone was easily catchable. On the last meaningful play of the game, T.J. Houshmandzadeh dropped an easy Joe Flacco pass that would have kept his team alive. The team surrendered three second-half turnovers. It was a profound meltdown for Baltimore, who led 21-7 on the road at halftime.
Meanwhile, the Steelers, who had a listless first half, relied on big plays and a loud stadium to pull momentum back in their direction. They will move on to face the winner of Sunday's Jets-Patriots game in the AFC Championship.