The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens met for the first time in the 2017 regular season when the two AFC North rivals locked horns at M&T Bank Stadium, and the grudge match had a lot of relevance regarding the divisional standings.
Both teams entered the game 2-1, coming off horrible losses in Week 3, with sole possession of first place on the line Sunday in Week 3. The Ravens and Steelers were both short-handed in this contest when game-time rolled around. The Ravens were without defensive tackle Brandon Williams and offensive lineman Marshal Yanda, and the Steelers were without James Harrison and Mike Mitchell on the defense.
Nonetheless, when the game got underway, it was the Steelers winning the opening coin toss, deferring to the second half, giving the Ravens the opening possession of the game. The Ravens saw some success on the opening drive, but only flipped the field before punting the ball to Pittsburgh.
The Steelers’ first drive started inside the 5-yard line, but the team was able to get the running game going, to the tune of 10 rushes for 58 yards, as they drove into the red-zone, but had to settle for a Chris Boswell field goal to give them an early 3-0 lead.
The Ravens have the ball inside their own 30-yard line to start the second quarter.