Conner had 107 yards on 27 carries and caught a seven-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger in the first quarter for the Steelers' first score of the day. Roethlisberger also found Antonio Brown for a touchdown pass, while running in from a yard out himself for a score. "Big Ben" threw for 270 yards without turning the ball over, as his Steelers have avenged an awkward 1-2-1 start to their season. They will hang on to the top spot for now, as the Bengals are on a bye this week.
The Steelers' last loss came on September 30th on their home field against the Ravens on Sunday Night Football, but both teams have since gone in opposite directions. For the Ravens, after holding the top spot in the division early on, they now sit a game under .500 at 4-5, and have now dropped three straight games. They were held to just one touchdown on the day, including just two field goals in the first half, which led to them trailing 14-6 at halftime.
That deficit quickly went to 20-6 after Roethlisberger led a seven-minute drive to open the second half, which ended with his touchdown run. They would miss the extra point attempt, but the Ravens could not capitalize, despite a couple late scores. They did add points late in the third and early in the fourth to pull within a touchdown with 5:23 to play, but never threatened from there.
The Steelers have a short week coming up, as they host Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in a Thursday Night Football showdown. Meanwhile, the Ravens look to get back to .500 when they host the Bengals next Sunday.