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                === Suisham, Batch lead Steelers past Ravens ===
 
 Baltimore,  MD (Sports Network) - Shaun Suisham buried a 42-yard field goal as
 time  expired  and the  Pittsburgh Steelers  exacted a  bit of revenge against
 the Baltimore Ravens with a 23-20 triumph Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.
 
 The Ravens defeated the Steelers, 13-10, in Pittsburgh just two weeks ago, but
 third-string  quarterback  Charlie Batch  -- making  his second straight start
 in  place of Ben  Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich -- was able to chew up the
 final  6:14  of game  clock with  a 12-play, 61-yard  march that culminated in
 Suisham's game-winning kick.
 
 Batch  finished 25-of-36  passing  for  276 yards  and  a  touchdown with  one
 interception.  Jonathan  Dwyer carried  the ball  16 times for  49 yards and a
 score  for  Pittsburgh  (7-5),  which  bounced  back  from  an  eight-turnover
 performance in a 20-14 loss to Cleveland last weekend.
 
 "I don't worry about last week. Last week is what it was," Steelers coach Mike
 Tomlin remarked.  "Would've,  should've,  could've  is not  in  our  business.
 (Batch)  did the  job tonight  along with  his comrades  and that  is what  is
 important as I stand here."
 
 Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco completed 16-of-34 passes for 188 yards and a
 touchdown  with  one interception,  while Ray  Rice rushed for  78 yards and a
 score on  12  carries for  the Ravens (9-3),  who had won  16 consecutive home
 games since a 13-10 setback to Pittsburgh on Dec. 5, 2010.
 
 "This game is not going to make or break our season," Rice said of missing out
 on  a chance  to clinch the AFC  North. "Give credit where credit is due. They
 made  the plays we've  been making over the last few times. They were the last
 team to beat us here. I guess they're on their playoff run right now."
 
 Baltimore  held possession and a 20-13 lead with just under 10 minutes left in
 the  game, but on 3rd-and-5 from the Baltimore 32, Pittsburgh linebacker James
 Harrison came off the edge and stripped Flacco from behind.
 
 Ziggy Hood pounced on the loose ball at the Baltimore 27 and four plays later,
 Batch  rolled right and found Heath Miller, who stretched the ball just inside
 the pylon for a 7-yard touchdown to knot the game at 20-20 with 7:24 left.
 
 The  Ravens picked  up a first down  on the first play of their ensuing touch,
 but three straight incompletions forced the home team to punt the ball away.
 
 Batch  then  led his squad on  the game-winning scoring drive, as back-to-back
 completions to Antonio Brown moved the ball near midfield.
 
 A  Baltimore  penalty then moved  the Steelers  into field-goal range, as Paul
 Kruger  was whistled for roughing the passer at the tail end of Mike Wallace's
 10-yard catch.
 
 With  the Ravens  out of timeouts, Pittsburgh then ran the ball three straight
 times  before  calling a timeout  with three seconds  left to set up Suisham's
 game-winner.
 
 Suisham's  46-yard  field goal got the  Steelers on the board on their opening
 touch  of the contest,  but the Ravens answered early in the second with a 45-
 yard field goal from Justin Tucker.
 
 After a three-and-out from the Steelers, a 30-yard defensive pass interference
 penalty  moved the Ravens to the Pittsburgh 10. Baltimore couldn't punch it in
 from  the 4-yard  line, however,  and settled  for a  23-yard field  goal from
 Tucker to grab a 6-3 lead with 9:34 left until halftime.
 
 Baltimore  then took advantage of a Pittsburgh turnover to extend its lead, as
 Brown  took a  reverse and tried to  throw it deep for Dwyer, but Corey Graham
 picked it off at the Baltimore 31.
 
 A defensive holding penalty on 3rd-and-5 kept the Ravens' ensuing touch alive,
 and  two plays later,  Flacco found Anquan Boldin down the left sideline for a
 28-yard touchdown to press the margin to 13-3 late in the first half.
 
 Pittsburgh  cut  into the lead  on Suisham's 41-yarder  late in the half, then
 pulled even on the opening possession of the third quarter.
 
 After  Isaac  Redman kept the march  moving with an 8-yard surge on 3rd-and-3,
 Batch  found  Miller deep  down the  middle of the  field for  43 yards to the
 Baltimore 19.
 
 Two  plays later,  Dwyer carried it up  the middle and looked to be stuffed at
 the  line, but  he bounced it to the  outside and got a block from Batch for a
 16-yard  touchdown run  to knot the game  at 13-13 less than four minutes into
 the second half.
 
 After  a  Baltimore punt, Pittsburgh  looked poised to  pull ahead on its next
 drive, as Batch found Emmanuel Sanders wide-open near midfield.
 
 Sanders  had plenty of room to run, but as he went to transfer the ball to his
 other  arm,  he lost  control of it.  Baltimore safety Ed  Reed pounced on the
 loose ball at the Baltimore 37 and the Ravens quickly took advantage.
 
 A  19-yard  catch by  Dennis  Pitta  on  3rd-and-11 kept  Baltimore's  ensuing
 possession alive before Rice capped the series with a 34-yard TD surge to give
 the Ravens a 20-13 lead with 4:50 left in the third.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Roethlisberger  has missed Pittsburgh's last three games with shoulder and rib
 injuries.   Leftwich  started  Pittsburgh's  13-10  loss  to  the  Ravens  ...
 Pittsburgh  leads the  all-time series,  19-15 ...  Dwyer's touchdown  was the
 first  of his career ... Rice (32) moved past Willis McGahee for second on the
 franchise's all-time rushing TD list ... Boldin finished with five catches for
 81  yards ...  Miller added five catches  for 97 yards and a touchdown for the
 Steelers.
 
 
 12/02 23:02:18 ET

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