2005 Steelers vs Ravens MNF (Oct 31, 2005)      


2005 Season

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2005 Steelers 20 vs Ravens 19 MNF

Big Ben engineers a perfect opening drive, hitting 7 of 8 (4 to Hines Ward), converting on a 4th & 1 QB sneak and capping it with a 4-yd TD to Heath Miller. Ben reinjures his knee on the drive and heads to locker room in pain, but returns in time for the next

Surprisingly, the injury depleted Ravens -- led by former Steeler backup QB Anthony Wright -- strike right back with an impressive TD drive of their own, making it clear this will be a typical "fight to the finish" Steelers/Ravens contest.

Features a perfect pooch punt by Roethlisberger that is downed inside the Raven 1-yd line. The teams trade FGs before halftime and head to the locker room tied 10-10.

After a Chris Hope INT early in the 3rd, Roethlisberger starts the 2nd half the same way he started the 1st half, going 6 for 6 on a drive that ends with a another TD pass to Miller (the rookie's 6th TD in his 1st 7 games).

The Ravens add a pair of FGs and trail 17-16 when disaster strikes on a botched Steelers punt. Rookie Greg Warren's long snap to Chris Gardocki bounces off Sean Morey, who picks up the loose ball and pitches it to Gardocki, who throws an incomplete pass, setting the Ravens up in Steeler territory. Six plays later, Stover hits his 4th FG of the night, a 47-yarder with 3:21 remaining.

But bum knee and all, Ben comes in and does what Ben does, cooly and quickly moving the Steelers to the 19-yd line to set up Jeff Reed's 37-yd game winner.

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