There is a lot of different factors which could, and rightfully should, be said about this team and the lose against the Ravens yesterday. Yes, Steelers played horrible defense on third down. Yes, the red-zone offense is terrible. No, the officiating crew was not at all on Steelers side. Yet the overshadowing factor, for me at least, is that we just don't win the turnover battle (same could be said all year. Coming into this game the Steelers have a -10 point differential, and was the 4th team ever to have won 6 games with only 3 take aways over a 8 game timespan. Let me say that again for the dramatic effect: 3 F****** turnovers in 8 games!
Against the Ravens we did get a fumble recovery which was great but we fail, again, to win the turnover battle. The turnovers is what have caused us to win games against Ravens in the past. Troy strips the ball; Harrison strips the ball; Troy gets an interception; Clark gets an interception and so on... And it is not only the points which a turnover might produce. There is also momentum which you have to take into account. The defense just don't get many plays to get really pumped over. Yes, a sack is great but it does not have the same game-changing impact a turnover gives you.
While all of this is rather obvious and not exactly groundbreaking football knowledge, I will say this though: If we don't start generating turnovers, this team is not going to sniff the playoffs this year, let alone the Superbowl. There is just far to many great teams, such as the Ravens, who'll punish us if we don't.