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Dec022012

Steelers Survive Ravens, 23-20

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- In their second game in the last three weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) got the best of the Ravens (9-3) on their turf.  Shaun Suisham nailed a 42-yard field goal as time expired to put the Steelers past Baltimore, 23-20, to keep their AFC North chances alive.

Charlie Batch made the start for Pittsburgh and did everything he could do to give his chance a team to win.

"This is big. It was another opportunity for me to come out here and start, which is rare right now," said the 37-year-old Batch, who was coming off a tough loss against the Browns last Sunday.

"I knew going into it that I had to play better," Batch said. "I had to go out there and lead this offense the way that I know I can. I felt the receivers did a great job of getting open, the offensive line did a great job of protecting. I was really able to set my feet and just play ball and have fun."

The Ravens had just beaten Pittsburgh 13-10 game in Week 11 and could possibly see them again in the playoffs, if Pittsburgh can continue to win.

"That was a typical Pittsburgh-Baltimore game," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "It's amazing how it works out that way."

Ray Rice rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown in the loss for Baltimore.  Pittsburgh will head to Dallas next weekend to take on the Cowboys.

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