PITTSBURGH — Justin Tucker’s third field goal of the game, a 52-yarder with 5:08 remaining in overtime, gave the Baltimore Ravens their first win of the season, 23-20 over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.
The Ravens drove 32 yards in eight plays for the field goal. The winning march came after the Steelers drove to the Baltimore 33-yard line on their second possession of overtime but eschewed a game-winning field goal attempt by kicker Josh Scobee on fourth-and-1. Scobee missed two field-goal tries late in the fourth quarter.
Quarterback Michael Vick threw incomplete to give the ball back to the Ravens (1-3), who avoided the first 0-4 start in franchise history.
Ravens running back Justin Forsett rushed for 150 yards on 27 carries. Quarterback Joe Flacco completed 20 of 33 passes for 189 yards and one touchdown with one interception.
Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Jr. left the game in the third quarter with a lower back contusion and did not return. He was limited to 24 yards on four receptions after recording a combined 23 catches for 236 yards in the previous two games.
Baltimore rookie wideout Kamar Aiken had five catches for 77 yards and a touchdown.
Vick was 19-for-26 passing for 124 yards and a touchdown in his first start for the Steelers (2-2). The four-time Pro Bowl selection replaced quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who sat out after sustaining a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee Sunday in a win over the Rams at St. Louis. Roethlisberger is expected to miss at least four weeks.
Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell rushed for 129 yards and a score on 22 carries. Last season, he managed a combined 79 yards against the Ravens in two games.
Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown was limited to five receptions for 42 yards. That ended his NFL-record streaks of 35 consecutive games with at least five receptions and 50 yards and 14 games in a row with at least seven catches.
The Ravens forced overtime on Tucker’s 42-yard field goal with three seconds remaining in regulation.
Tucker’s kick came after Scobee missed field-goal attempts from 49 yards with 2:24 left and from 41 yards with 1:06 to go that would have padded Pittsburgh’s lead to six points.
Following the second miss, the Ravens drove 46 yards in seven plays and 38 seconds for the tying field goal.
Vick found wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey for a 9-yard touchdown in the left corner of the end zone less than five minutes into the third quarter to give the Steelers a 20-7 lead. The score was set up when defensive end Cameron Heyward sacked Flacco on the first play of the second half, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Steelers cornerback Ross Cockrell.
The Ravens cut the lead to 20-14 when Aiken got behind the defense and caught a 15-yard scoring pass from Flacco with 7:27 remaining in the third.
A 40-yard field goal by Tucker with 10:14 left in the fourth got the Ravens within three points.
The Steelers scored twice late in the second quarter to take a 13-7 halftime lead.
Bell’s 11-yard touchdown run with 1:37 remaining in the second quarter put the Steelers ahead 10-7. Bell swept left and was hemmed in along the sideline but reversed field and outraced the Ravens defense to the right side of the end zone.
Scobee’s 36-yard field goal as time expired came after the Steelers’ defense forced a three-and-out. Scobee opened the scoring with a 45-yarder just inside the right upright midway through the opening period.
Wide receiver Michael Campanaro gave the Ravens a 7-3 lead when he ran 9 yards for a touchdown on a reverse with 25 seconds left in the first quarter.
NOTES: Steelers CB Cortez Allen (concussion) did not dress after being listed as questionable. Among those joining him as inactives were QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee), LB Ryan Shazier (shoulder), DT Daniel McCullers (knee) and TE Matt Spaeth (hand). … It was the 18th game Roethlisberger missed in 12-year career. … Ravens LT Eugene Monroe (concussion) was questionable for the game but ruled out and was inactive along with WR Breshad Perriman (knee), TE Crockett Gilmore (calf) and DE Chris Canty (calf). … Former Steelers star running Jerome Bettis received his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring during a halftime ceremony.. … The Ravens host the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 11 and the Steelers visit the San Diego Chargers on Oct. 12.