Baltimore failed to obtain a first down on the ensuing series, the first of the second quarter, and what resulted was a 10 play, 85 yard touchdown drive by the Steelers. James Conner was the main key to the offense throughout the drive, but the drive was capped off when Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown on a wide receiver screen, and after making a defender miss walked into the endzone. Chris Boswell’s point-after was good, making the score 14-3.
With their next possession, Flacco turned to his go-to offense of heaving deep passes in hopes of drawing a defensive pass interference call. He did just that when targeting John Brown, and the 33 yard penalty on Terrell Edmunds moved the Ravens’ offense deep into Pittsburgh’s territory. However, when facing another first-and-goal situation, the Ravens failed to hit pay dirt, relying on another 23-yard Tucker field goal making the score 14-6.
Both teams exchanged punts, but would head into halftime with the score 14-6, and Pittsburgh due to get the ball to start the 3rd quarter.