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2020 Long Island EFL Week#5 Baltimore Ravens (3-1) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2)


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STEELERS LOSE HEARTBREAKER IN OVERTIME TO RAVENS!

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Heinz Field is a football stadium located in the North Shore neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It primarily serves as the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League, and the Pittsburgh Panthers college football team. The stadium opened in 2001, after the controlled implosion of the teams' previous home, Three Rivers Stadium. Heinz Field is named for the locally based H. J. Heinz Company, which purchased the naming rights in 2001

WEEK #5: THE COUNTDOWN: This game between the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2), and Baltimore Ravens (3-1), has divisional playoff implications, but the Steelers have the home field advantage. Baltimore is coming off of a tough loss to Washington last week 24-21, but Ravens running back Jamaal Lewis impressed last week when he ran all over a tough Washington defense with 6 carries for 147-rushing yards with three touchdowns, one of them a 55 yard touchdown! The Ravens want more than a Wild Card Game, they want respect! Leave that respect and tough-guy approach to the self-proclaimed LIEFL trash-talker and Ravens Coach, Johnny Freeport-Chucker who has to rally this team against his best friend and Steelers Coach, Paddy Brannigan, two guys who have seen lots of action of the electric football table and on the streets of New York City.

Baltimore won the division last season on points scored. They were the best representative of the AFC North Division in the playoffs, losing a tough 45-34 game to the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card Game! Chucker said, "We need more coaches in this league, I feel. This is a battle of stubborn minds! I think I am better than all of these coaches this year. I cannot lose this game. It's time for Pittsburgh to say goodbye to their season. I've watched them in three games and they got their mouth's busted last week by the Titans! Today, I am just going to bust their lip more, or maybe an eye. (Laughing) I know their weaknesses right? Their receivers have played horrible since the end of last season. We are winning this division because we will crush Jacksonville next week, and then we are going to show Cincinnati why we deserve to be the division Champions in the final week, when we are BOSS! I have to think like Ray Lewis in this game. We are aiming for 6-1, but we will take 5-2! So, we have to come into the Steelers home turf and teach them a lesson they won't forget!"

This season sways in a different direction for the Ravens and Steelers, with all the new draft picks around the league. If the Ravens win they take soul possession first place, and if the Steelers win they're in first place in the division. Right behind them is Cincinnati, which makes for a very interesting AFC North Division. 

We can expect Baltimore Ravens receiver and kick-return specialist, All-Pro Derrick Mason to step up his game today. Mason is having an awesome season. Mason is #7 in the AFC in all-purpose yards, and #4 in kick-returns with 10 carries with 626 yards and two 100-yard touchdown returns!  
 
On the other end of the spectrum is Pittsburgh's Jerome Bettis who has rushed for only 136 yards this season with two touchdowns, and his longest run was for 36-yards against the New York Giants in Week#1. Coach Brannigan said Bettis will be a workhorse today saying, "I have found that when the Bus gets involved early in the game, that's when we play our best electric football." It won't be easy though, the Ravens have a fierce defense, and between the defensive tackle Tony Siragusa, lineman John Ogden,  and linebacker Ray Lewis, it could be a long day for Pittsburgh. The Steelers got spanked last week by Tennessee 14-0, and their last two games of the season are on the road with division rivals Cincinnati and Cleveland.
 
THE PLAY BY PLAY: Baltimore Ravens (3-1) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2)
A desperately needed Lynn Swann is back! Swann opened the game with a graceful, perfect 100-yard kick return to put the Steelers on the board first 7-0, as coach Paddy Brannigan made his opening statement game-face to the Freeport-Chucker as he watched Swann in disbelief!
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The Ravens All-Pro top guy, Derrick Mason wasn't having it! He ran the Ravens opening kickoff back 52-yards to set up running back Jamaal Lewis in excellent field position for Baltimore. Lewis couldn't get anywhere against this Pittsburgh "Steel-Curtain" defense on the first three runs, which amounted to two yards. Then quarterback Lamar Jackson hit Ravens tailback Mark Ingram for a 21-yard pickup and a first down with Ingram running to the Steelers 29-yard line, with 7:18 left to go in the half.
 
The Freeport-Chucker has his Ravens playing aggressive in the game, as Lewis ran for 5, 12, and 8 yards, down to the Steelers three-yard line, with 2:13 left to go in the half! The energy and hard hitting was outstanding. The Steelers stepped-up their game today playing flat last week against the Titans, but this week they realize how big of a game this. The Ravens were one yard shy of the first down as Steelers All-Pro defensive tackle John Kolb made a huge hit that lifted Lewis off his base at the two yard-line, as the first half comes to a close in a very tough battle with the Steelers defense surprising the Ravens offensive game!
 
It was evident that Coach Brannigan prepared his Steelers well, to stop the run against Baltimore. The Ravens were not having the running week that they had last week against Washington. Pittsburgh's offense completely changed with Lynn Swann back in action. Swann gave Jerome Bettis the exact yards that he needed to be effective. On third down, Jamal Lewis ran in for the score from two-yards away to tie the game 7-7, with 14:48 left to go in the game! Lewis is so tough, he literally acted like a linemen running the ball bashing through the line, even knocking his own player to the turf as well as running over Pittsburgh's Jerome Bettis!
 
On the kickoff, Swann ran a beautiful 66-yard kick-return, giving this Steelers terrific field position at the 34-yard line Baltimore. The Pittsburgh Steelers frontline and the Bus took over! On the first run, after being spun around several times by his own lineman, Bettis busted free around the left side of the field for a 34-yard touchdown run to put the Steelers ahead 14-7, in this amazing division rivalry, with 10:49 remaining in the game!
 
Both coaches looked anxious. 
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Not so fast though! Derrick Mason silenced the crowd with a hundred-yard touchdown return to tie the game at 14-14! The room erupted! What a play by Mason with 9:41 left to go in the game!
 
On the ensuing kickoff, Lynn Swann revived his career with a 60-yard beautiful run, setting up great field position again for the Steelers, with 8:28 left to go in the game! Swann had his best day of the year with well over 200 yards in kick-returns! He's got a few things he's got to work on, but he's playing fantastic as he gives Pittsburgh the clout that they need. The Ravens frontline played a brutal hard-nosed game as the defense tackles Bettis in the backfield for 15-yard loss, forcing a third down situation. The Steelers were forced to kick on fourth down as a 40-yard field-goal straight through the middle of the upright to put Pittsburgh ahead, with the score 17-14, with 1:38 left to go in the game!
 
On the last kickoff of regulation time for the Baltimore Ravens, they placed the ball in the grip of one of the most dangerous player's in the Long Island Electric Football League, Derrick Mason!  It was time for Johnny Freeport-Chucker to put his money where his mouth is. Chucker had a very focused look on his face and the Steelers were not taking any chances on the kickoff with Mason at the helm. They lined up every player straight across the 40 yard-line to attempt seal off any possible holes that Mason could run through, as time was running out on Baltimore.
 
Mason flew back on the return 42 yards to set up the game tying field-goal with time running out in regulation. Baltimore decided not to risk one more play, and instead, they kicked a field-goal to tie the game 17-17, as the clock ran out and the game went into overtime! What a super game! Pittsburgh couldn't get luck on their side. The Ravens won the overtime coin toss! WOW!
 
And the Ravens won the ball back in overtime as the Chucker jumped in the air by winning the coin toss in what might be a heartbreaker for the Steelers! This is great electric football folks! It's what every league should experience when the talent puts it all on the line! 
 
In overtime Mason took the ball back 42-yards. One play later, Jamal Lewis exploded for a 37 yard run, bringing the ball to the Steelers 21-yard line. Coach Brannigan had such a look of dejection on his face as the Steelers lose on a field-goal to the Baltimore Ravens 20-17! This one was such a tough loss to swallow. Brannigan said, "We had it! We were ahead and should have won, but the mountain to climb now is very tall." The Chucker said, "Yeah, Baby! My teams are rocking. I keep telling you guys, none of these coaches are safe."
 
The intensity in the league is on the rise! Lots of positive things came out of the game for the Steelers. Swann played great, the offense showed up, and the defense played well in a game which could have gone either way!
 
The Baltimore Ravens (4-1) played a great game. Derrick Mason led the way with 235 yards and a 100-yard touchdown for the Ravens! Pittsburgh's Lynn Swann had 4 carries for 236 yards with a 100-yard touchdown. 
 

2020 AFC NORTH

W

L

PF

PA

TDS

HOME

AWAY

DIV

CON

NFC

Baltimore (3-5)

4

1

89

75

11

2-0

2-1

2-0

4-0

0-1

Cincinnati (3-4)

2

2

54

56

7

2-0

0-2

0-1

2-1

0-1

Pittsburgh (3-4)

2

3

54

65

6

2-1

0-2

1-1

2-2

0-1

Cleveland (3-4)

1

3

31

44

4

1-1

0-2

1-1

1-1

0-2

Totals:

0

0

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

 
 

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