PITTSBURGH -- Playing to salvage a rapidly deteriorating season, the Baltimore Ravens needed a little help.
Tucker made a 42-yard field goal in the final seconds of regulation to tie it and knocked through a 52-yarder with 5:08 left in overtime to lift Baltimore to a weird 23-20 victory Thursday night.
"The finish is what counts," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "The finish is what our guys were able to accomplish."
"It's pretty frustrating," Scobee said. "I feel like I let the team down. It's not something I ever want to remember doing. It's just a bad feeling."
Both times Tomlin opted to go for it with backup quarterback Michael Vick rather than send out Scobee for another long attempt into the unforgiving end of one of the trickiest places to kick in the NFL. Vick, starting in place of injured Ben Roethlisberger, was stopped on fourth-and-2 at the 39 and later overthrew Antonio Brown on fourth-and-1 from the 33.
"We lost, so I'm not going to try and justify anything that we did," Tomlin said. "Anything we did, I take responsibility for."
It hardly mattered to Tucker, who "definitely" knew the winner was good the second it left his foot.
"To be able to come in and win in such a dramatic fashion with just a consummate team effort, it's really special," Tucker said.
"The first win for us should (propel) us to go on to big things," Tucker said.
"It's probably one of the toughest losses of my career," Vick said. "We had our chances to win the game. There were a lot of plays I could've made that I didn't make."
For most of the night, it appeared Pittsburgh would survive with Roethlisberger relegated to a sweatsuit after spraining his left knee last week against St. Louis.
"The last two I played them down the middle and they both moved," said Scobee, who is 6 of 10 on the season. "It's a tough end to kick because it's a little more open area. It's something that takes experience."
One Scobee might not get, with Tomlin saying the Steelers "have to turn stones over" in an effort to win games.
The Ravens, desperately trying to avoid an 0-4 hole that would all but end their playoff hopes a quarter of the way into the season, responded emphatically if not always smartly while rallying from a 13-point second-half deficit.
Not that Harbaugh was in the mood to quibble. Through all the gaffes and questionable decisions, the Ravens survived.
Roethlisberger managed to make it into the field without crutches and even lobbed a few passes to teammates before the game. Yet with their $100 million franchise quarterback's troublesome knee several weeks away from being ready to go, the Steelers' chances of keeping pace in the crowded AFC North will rely heavily on the 35-year-old Vick.
Once Vick's legs - the ones that made him the NFL's most unique talent in his prime - got going, so did Pittsburgh's offense. He even threw a block that sprung Bell for an 11-yard touchdown that helped the Steelers go up 13-7 at the half.
The momentum, however, disappeared late.
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