The home team received the football to start the third quarter, and during their first second half possession they did something they hadn’t yet — punt. Jordan Berry was called on for duty early in the third quarter, and Baltimore turned the possession into another Tucker field goal to make the score 20-17.
While the Steelers’ offense was struggling, the Ravens’ offense was heating up. Flacco continued making some quality throws, and Alex Collins just couldn’t be stopped. At the end of the drive, it was Javorious Allen plunging in for the touchdown, giving Baltimore their first lead of the game, 24-20.
Another three-and-out for Pittsburgh gave the ball right back to Flacco, and a 3-play, 74-yard drive equated in another touchdown to give Baltimore a 31-20 lead with 2:43 left in the third quarter.
The Steelers were putting together a drive of their own at the end of the third quarter.