Just some quick thoughts here before I get off to bed following a bumpy flight back into Pittsburgh:
I loved Bruce Arians' adjustment to a pony offense in an effort to take some of the pressure off Ben Roethlisberger's injured right foot. In fact, I wouldn't be at all against the Steelers continuing to use that look moving forward, even after the foot is healed.
And obviously, I didn't give anything away to the Ravens by mentioning that the Steelers might have something up their sleeve.
© Sunday night's game is the biggest example of why there is so much confusion surrounding the NFL's crackdown on helmet-to-helmet hits and hits on the quarterback.
It's shameful that those calls were missed.
© Great call by Dick LeBeau to send Troy Polamalu on a blitz.
The Steelers had gotten burned blitzing Polamalu earlier in the game when Ray Rice did a nice job of picking him up, leaving Ryan Clark one-on-one with Anquan Boldin, a play that turned into a 61-yard gain for Boldin.
Nobody picked up Polamalu this time around and it changed the Steelers' fate.
© Joe Flacco just doesn't handle pressure well and it's the one thing that is keeping him from being considered among the upper echelon of quarterbacks.
When he's pressured, he panics.
Ben Roethlisberger is just the opposite. He thrives in those situations.