“It’s kind of what I came here for. I came here for THAT Ben Roethlisberger. I’ve been begging for it. I’m asking Ben, ‘You want to win? Come on. We have to do something.’ And we did that, man.” — Eric Ebron on working with Ben.

From Mike Prisuta, Steelers.com:

The Steelers started slowly but finished strong in Baltimore and improved to 7-0 with a 28-24 victory over the Ravens.

Baltimore fell to 5-2.

The Steelers rallied from a 24-21, fourth-quarter deficit with an eight-play, 80-yard drive in 4:27 that ended on an 8-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to wide receiver Chase Claypool. Kicker Chris Boswell’s extra point gave the Steelers a 28-24 lead with 7:29 left in regulation.

Nose tackle Isaiah Buggs, who was playing due to an injury sustained by Tyson Alualu, came off a block and started to take Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson to the ground short of the line to gain on fourth-and-3 from the Steelers’ 8-yard line just inside the two-minute warning. Inside linebacker Vince Williams and free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick helped finish Jackson off on the play, which resulted in a fumble and a recovery by inside linebacker Robert Spillane.

“I’m just glad they’re my defense.” — Big Ben giving the Steelers D big props after the team’s big win in Baltimore to stay undefeated.

The Steelers were unable to generate a first down and kill the clock and punted the ball back to the Ravens with 52 seconds left in regulation.

The Ravens took over at their 37-yard line and drove to the Steelers’ 23 with eight seconds left in the fourth quarter but Fitzpatrick and cornerback Justin Layne successfully defended Jackson’s last-gasp pass into the end zone for wide receiver Willie Snead IV.

You can read more here.

Ben is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week!

This is what an actual franchise quarterback does for his team, and this is what it looks like while he’s doing it.

After a totally dismal performance in a first half that ended with them losing to the Ravens, 17-7, and being handled physically along the way, the Steelers were in a desperate situation. There would be adjustments made during the 12-minute halftime, but even if those cured all of the defensive ills that helped allow Baltimore to rush for 179 yards in the first half, some serious turnaround also was going to have to happen offensively because that unit had not converted a single third down and amassed only 64 total net yards.

What the Steelers did offensively in the second half was put the ball in Ben Roethlisberger’s hands and let him do his thing. Roethlisberger completed 17-of-22 (77.3 percent) in the second half for 158 yards, with two touchdowns, no interceptions, and a rating of 126.7. In a game where the Steelers rushed for only 48 yards, Roethlisberger’s playmaking provided the Steelers with what they needed from their offense to post a 28-24 victory over the Ravens in Baltimore.

Also considered were Stephon Tuitt, who had nine tackles, including three for loss, two sacks, and three hits on the quarterback; Robert Spillane, who had 11 tackles,, including one for loss, and a pick-six that accounted for the Steelers’ seven first-half points; JuJu Smith-Schuster, who caught seven passes for 67 yards, all in the second half, three of which were good for first downs; T.J. Watt, who had five tackles, one sack, and five hits on the quarterback; Minkah Fitzpatrick, who had seven tackles, a forced fumble, and a pass defensed on the final play in the end zone; and Jordan Berry, who had punts of 56 and 48 yards in the second half when the Steelers were mounting their comeback and then protecting the lead. — Bob Labriola, Steelers.com.

You can watch Ben’s post-game interview here.

*Thank you to Roger Saucedo for sharing the ‘7-0 image’ with us!