Maybe we got lucky on some turnovers weeks 1 and 2, and the Steelers game was just the universe balancing itself out.
Maybe our defense was missing Greg Hardy, not just on the field but on a psychological level as well.
Maybe the Steelers' dink and dunk, screen play, short passing game just matches up poorly with our strength of pass rushing.
Maybe Bell's 81 yard run to put the game away, right between Star and Kawaan, Luke and TD, and Harper and Decoud, was just a freak play we can write off as an anomaly.
Either way, I expect our defense to come away from this game pissed off and stronger than it was before. If I were Joe Flacco, I'd be scared.