It was over when ...
Ravens CB Frank Walker was called for an illegal contact penalty with Pittsburgh facing a third-and-11 at its own 41-yard line with two minutes remaining. On the play, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger scrambled out of the pocket and threw an interception to Baltimore FS Tom Zbikowski. But it was negated by the penalty and resulted in an automatic first down for Pittsburgh, leaving the Ravens unable to stop the clock without timeouts.
Steelers OLB Lamar Woodley came up huge in crunch time. Woodley, who finished with seven tackles, sacked Ravens QB Joe Flacoo on third and fourth down during Baltimore's final drive of the fourth quarter. His second sack resulted in a forced fumble that was recovered by Pittsburgh with 2:27 remaining. Woodley now has 11.5 sacks on the season and 9.5 in his last seven games.
Baltimore shot itself in the foot by committing 11 penalties for 113 yards. In addition to Walker's illegal contact, which ultimately ended the game, two of the Ravens' penalties negated would-be touchdowns.
Roethlisberger became the first Steelers QB in franchise history to eclipse 4,000 passing yards (4,108). ... The Ravens have lost nine of their last 10 games in Pittsburgh. ... Steelers WR Santonio Holmes (five catches for 86 yards and TD) has a eight receiving TDs in his last seven games vs. Baltimore. ... Ravens RB Ray Rice rushed for 141 yards, becoming the first player in 32 games to eclipse 100 against the Steelers' defense.