Final

Steelers 0

(4-7, 1-5 away)

Ravens 27

(9-2, 5-1 home)

Coverage: CBS

1:00 PM ET, November 26, 2006

M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD 

1 2 3 4 T
PIT 0 0 0 00
BAL 7 10 7 327

Top Performers

Passing: B. Roethlisberger (PIT) - 214 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Lewis (BAL) - 17 CAR, 66 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Heap (BAL) - 7 REC, 58 YDS, 1 TD

Pittsburgh (4-6) at Baltimore (8-2)

Pittsburgh (4-6) at Baltimore (8-2) Sunday 1:00 pm EST

BALTIMORE (Ticker) -- The Baltimore Ravens can deliver another huge blow to the Pittsburgh Steelers' playoff hopes Sunday when the bitter AFC North rivals meet for the first time this season.

After winning the Super Bowl last season, the Steelers will have an uphill climb to even make the playoffs. Pittsburgh is behind both Baltimore (8-2) and Cincinnati (5-5) in the division.

The Steelers have a huge task against the Ravens, who are seeking their first five-game winning streak since a seven-game run to close the regular season in their Super Bowl-winning season in 2000.

Pittsburgh has won its last two games over New Orleans and Cleveland, with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finally starting to play better.

Roethlisberger has thrown for 536 yards and five touchdowns with three interceptions in the last two games. He went 25-of-44 for 272 yards and two TDs with three interceptions in last week's 24-20 triumph at Cleveland.

Roethlisberger capped a 21-point fourth quarter in the win over the Browns with a four-yard TD pass to running back Willie Parker with 32 seconds remaining.

Parker also had a one-yard TD run earlier in the fourth quarter. The speedster rushed for 122 yards on 32 carries in a pair of games against the Ravens last season.

The Ravens continued their winning ways last Sunday with a 24-10 victory over Atlanta. Jamal Lewis rushed for 90 yards and three second-half touchdowns and B.J. Sams totaled 212 yards on six kick returns.

It also was another efficient performance for Steve McNair, who completed 24-of-34 passes for 236 yards. He has completed over 61 percent of his passes in four straight games.

Baltimore will be hoping to regain the services of Pro Bowl middle linebacker Ray Lewis, who has missed the last two games with a back injury.

The teams split two meetings last season, with each winning at home.

In the game at Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger engineered a late drive that resulted in Jeff Reed's 37-yard field goal with 1:36 remaining to give the Steelers a 20-19 victory.

With Roethlisberger sidelined with a knee injury, the Ravens posted a 16-13 victory in overtime last November. Matt Stover provided the winning points with a 44-yard field goal.

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Passing Leaders

PittsburghCMP%YDSTDINT
B. Roethlisberger65.91858103
R. Golden100.02500
BaltimoreCMP%YDSTDINT
J. Flacco63.71854145

Rushing Leaders

PittsburghCARYDSAVGTD
L. Bell1175995.11
L. Blount442225.02
BaltimoreCARYDSAVGTD
J. Forsett875035.83
L. Taliaferro441994.52

Receiving Leaders

PittsburghRECYDSAVGTD
A. Brown5071914.45
L. Bell363399.41
BaltimoreRECYDSAVGTD
S. Smith3864016.84
T. Smith1830817.14

Team Averages & NFL Ranks

TEAM OFFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Total YardsPIT
 
 358
BAL
 
 317
Yards PassingPIT
 
 233
BAL
 
 215
Yards RushingPIT
 
 125
BAL
 
 102
TEAM DEFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Yards AllowedPIT
 
 300
BAL
 
 264
Pass Yds AllowedPIT
 
 212
BAL
 
 188
Rush Yds AllowedPIT
 
 88
BAL
 
 76

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)

Pittsburgh leads 7-6
Nov 20, 2005PIT 13, @BAL 16
Oct 31, 2005PIT 20, BAL 19
Dec 26, 2004PIT 20, BAL 7
Sep 19, 2004PIT 13, @BAL 30
Dec 28, 2003PIT 10, @BAL 13
Sep 7, 2003PIT 34, BAL 15
Dec 29, 2002PIT 34, BAL 31
Oct 27, 2002PIT 31, @BAL 18
Jan 20, 2002PIT 27, BAL 10
Dec 16, 2001PIT 26, @BAL 21
Nov 4, 2001PIT 10, BAL 13