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Ravens vs. Steelers second half open thread

The Ravens pull ahead 10-9 at halftime, and they'll get the ball to start the third quarter.

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Baltimore's running game has shown up in Pittsburgh. The question now is whether Pittsburgh's defense will find its own footing.

Gouged on the ground, the Steelers' previously outstanding red zone defense allowed an early touchdown and held strong on another. Their offense appears out of sorts, and isn't providing the level of protection they'll need in order to get the ball down the field. Baltimore takes a 10-9 lead into the locker room.

The Steelers really don't have a running game to speak of, but the Ravens are utilizing their zone scheme well, getting Justin Forsett 41 yards on six carries and Bernard Pierce's five-yard touchdown run.

Pittsburgh appeared to have good rhythm offensively early, gutting out 33 yards on nine plays, capped off by a 45-yard field goal by Shaun Suisham.

Baltimore's touchdown came off the benefit of a Mike Mitchell personal foul penalty, eventually leading to Pierce's score. The Steelers had first and goal inside the Ravens' 10 yard line, but a Brandon Williams sack - one of three Ravens' sacks in the first half - eventually forced a field goal.

The Steelers would take on another from Suisham, this one from 47 yards out, on their final drive of the half.

Pittsburgh will kick off to start the third quarter.