The win probability chart was as much of a roller coaster as the game itself, as you would expect. After Le’Veon Bell‘s 4-yard run to get to the 2-minute warning, the Ravens’ win probability was .12%. Yes, there is a decimal in front of that number. Before Tucker’s kick, the Ravens had a 40% win probability and there was a 35.28% chance of a tie. Luckily, Tucker is the man so we didn’t have to experience the weird purgatory of emotions that is a tie in the NFL.
Michael Campanaro was injured last night after having a productive game. Unfortunately, Bo Smolka of CSN Mid-Atlantic witnessed a bad sign for his prognosis of recovery. Smolka saw Campanaro in a wheelchair following the game. Cliff Brown has the full story.
Josh Scobee Needs a Hug (Typical Deadspin Foul Language)
To cheer you up after the Campanaro injury news, for the rest of the links will be mostly be about the Steelers’ disappointment, because nothing gives me quite as much joy as Pittsburgh’s misery. The Steelers will probably be searching for a new kicker during this mini-bye week. Tomlin said after the game about their kicking situation, “we have to turn the stones over.”
The Steelers Faced Four Important Fourth Downs And Blew Them All (Again, typical Deadspin foul language)
Every decision the Steelers made on 4th down blew up in their face. First, they elected to kick a field goal from 49 yards out. Scobee missed. After that, they took the ball after a 4th down sack, and Scobee missed yet again, which elicited this awesome reaction from Snoop Dogg (FOUL LANGUAGE WARNING):
After that, they decided they would go for it on 4th, and they failed twice. As Kevin Draper says in this article, “If the perils of not having a trustworthy kicker were not apparent enough for the Steelers, Tucker kicked a 52-yard field goal to win the game for the Ravens.”
Todd Haley Madden Flashback
If you played the Madden NFL 2004, you probably had ridiculous stats using Mike Vick as your quarterback. It appears Todd Haley may have had flashbacks to that time.
Todd Haley might have had a Madden flashback when he called that 4th down run for Michael Vick … pic.twitter.com/r2nGqT9viI
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 2, 2015
Tweet of the Day: Justin Tucker is awesome
Pretty nuts: BAL PK Justin Tucker became 1st kicker to hit 2 FGs of over 50 yds at Heinz Field in their career, and he's not even a Steeler.
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) October 2, 2015