The previous series, BA tries to catch the BRD napping with a quick pass to Ward that was off the mark. Some folks may say that was too cutesy, but it was actually a very good down and distance strategy -- Ward was open, the defenders were indeed napping, but Ben didn't like putting the ball anywhere that a defender could break on it for a pick 6, so I think on rewatching he put it out of reach on purpose. Had Ward run a little deeper or a little farther out, that might have been 6. After that, defensive holding brings it to the one, then run, run, run for 6.)
Yeah, I caught the replay on the NFLN last night and was curious about that play. Pretty sure it was Dierdorf who said Arians was getting cute, but at the time I slowly nodded my approval of the playcall. Figure the defense was totally keying on the run...knowing that ideally, the Steelers didn't want to score quick. They wanted to chew clock, score and leave the least amount of time on the board as possible.
When I saw the throw the first time, I kinda put it on Ben that he rushed things with a (perceived) open Ward. UFR, Landry (?) was lurking and any ball that was slightly underthrown or that didn't have enough air under it, was primed for a 100 yard, pick 6. #7 noticed that (I'd like to think) and basically threw it away.
Jets fans have been all over the Steelers/Ravens game claiming that Pittsburgh was getting dominated in the first half and was fortunate due to some miscues and turnovers to get back into it in the second half. Uh, WTMF what? Pittsburgh practically motherfucking giftwraps 14 points on the Roethlisberger fumble that everyone with a black jersey decided to ignore and the Mendenhall fumble inside their own 20. But yeah, let's ignore those two gaffes and pretend they were getting "dominated." Less than 100 yards total offense and one single sustained drive that was significantly aided by a PI call.