Injuries, review, preview.
And away we go.
Starting nose tackle Steve McLendon will miss the Ravens game with a sprained right ankle. In his place will most likely be Al Woods, who had two sacks in Cleveland after replacing McLendon at the start of the second quarter.
"He's played in just about every football game, getting 10 to 12 snaps per game," Tomlin said. "Hopefully, he'll be ready for the extended action that comes with having an opportunity to step up. In terms of making a decision of who will play for Steve, that hasn't been done yet. We haven't come together yet. Obviously, he's an obvious potential selection but we'll still have the discussion in an effort the put the very best people on the grass."
As he often does after wins, Tomlin commended all three aspects of his team for their contribution.
On his offense in Cleveland, Tomlin said, "I thought we were able to mix in the run and pass and have success with both. I thought that aided us in keeping our quarterback clean and protection of the football. We were pretty solid in situational football in the red area. We had a few chunks of a couple of big plays that aid you in terms of execution. Big plays eliminate a lot of execution. That big pass to Antonio Brown in the latter part of the second quarter was significant for us."
On his defense, "We were able to stop the run. It put us in position to apply pressure to their quarterbacks. In doing so, we were able to create some turnovers and big plays, and actually score."
Per special teams, Tomlin took delight in the 47-yard field goal into the wind that Shaun Suisham intentionally kicked far right and watched the wind blow it through the uprights. The Cleveland kicker missed a 46-yard field goal attempt at the same end.
"For him to bang that 47-yarder under those circumstances to get us off to a positive start, I thought it was significant and shouldn't be overlooked," Tomlin said.
The 5-6 Ravens have "evolved over the last month since we played them," Tomlin said of the Steelers' 19-16 win on Oct. 20. That evolution includes:
* Tight ends -- Ed Dickson had a really big game yesterday," Tomlin said of a 3 for 55 performance. "Dallas Clark is being utilized in some situational football, third-downs. He's done it at a high level for a long time. Dennis Pitta may have an opportunity to participate in this game."
* Running backs -- "Ray Rice has had a couple of pretty big games since the last time we saw him. Obviously, they are still supplemeting him with Bernard Pierce, who is a solid runner in his own right."
* Wide receivers -- "Brandon Stokely is a part of the mix now. You will see him in some sub-package, working in conjunction with Clark. Those guys have an awesome relationship."