Steelers Avenge Loss, Beat Ravens In Baltimore

December 3, 2012
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Shaun Suisham kicked a 42-yard field goal, his third of the game, as time ran out Sunday, leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 23-20 win over the Ravens in Baltimore, avenging a home loss to the Ravens just two weeks ago.

The Pittsburgh win kept the Ravens from clinching the AFC North title, and left the Steelers in current possession of the sixth and final conference playoff position.  Four games remain, with Pittsburgh (7-5) scheduled to host the San Diego Chargers (4-8) next Sunday afternoon.

Charlie Batch, making his second straight start in place of injured quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich, recorded his best numbers as a Pittsburgh starter, completing 25-of-36 passes for 276 yards with a touchdown pass to Heath Miller and one interception.  In the second half of the game, Batch, who will turn 38 on Wednesday, was 16-of-20 for 219 yards.  Jonathan Dwyer added a 16-yard touchdown run for the Steelers.

The Ravens (9-3) scored on a 28-yard pass from Joe Flacco to Anquan Boldin, a 34-yard run by Ray Rice, and a pair of Justin Tucker field goals.

Miller caught five passes for 97 yards, and set the Steelers’ record for most touchdown catches by a tight end (62).  Dwyer carried the ball 16 times for 49 yards.  Boldin tallied five receptions (on 12 attempts) for 81 yards.  Rice rushed for 78 yards.

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