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Ravens 23, Steelers 20

Ravens grab hold of rival, North lead

PITTSBURGH — Torrey Smith wasn't going to let the winning touchdown slip through his hands twice.

Five plays after a sure scoring strike tipped off his fingers, the rookie receiver out of Maryland held onto a 26-yard touchdown from Joe Flacco with eight seconds remaining to lift the Ravens.

Smith capped a 92-yard drive by beating cornerback William Gay down the right sideline.

"My teammates never lost faith in me, and that meant the world to me," Smith told NBC. "They were just saying (after the dropped TD pass), 'Next play, next play.' "

The Steelers rallied from a 10-point deficit to take a 20-16 lead with 4:59 left when Ben Roethlisberger hit Mike Wallace for a 25-yard score. Pittsburgh's defense held and the Steelers moved in range to try a 47-yard field goal by Shaun Suisham. But a delay-of-game penalty pushed Pittsburgh back 5 yards and the Steelers punted, setting up Baltimore's last drive.

Baltimore moved into a tie with Cincinnati atop the AFC North, with Pittsburgh a half-game back.


Ravens 23, Steelers 20 11/06/11 [Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 12:26am]
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