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What do we do now? After being up 21-7 at halftime, the Baltimore Ravens had about as colossal a collapse as one can imagine, leading to a 31-24 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs. That’s it! Talk about finality. The Ravens put a cap on a successful but frustrating season, with their most frustrating performance in franchise history. Ray Rice fumbles for the first time this season, then Joe Flacco throws a terrible deep ball to Todd Heap in double coverage for an interception, then Matt Birk and Flacco cant handle a center-QB exchange for a fumble. Boom, a 21-7 lead becomes a 24-21 deficit. In the 2nd half the Steelers made plays and the Ravens didn’t, period. Turnovers, dropped passes, and penalties eventually combined to lead the Ravens to an early offseason and the Steelers to the AFC Championship game.