Pittsburgh 23, Baltimore 20

Sunday, December 2, 2012 4:25 PM
WHEN: 4:25 PM EST, Sunday, December 2, 2012
WHERE: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
TEMPERATURE: 57°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Alberto Riveron
ATTENDANCE: 71442

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 3 3 7 10 23
Baltimore 0 13 7 0 20

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 7-5 4-1 3-4 W1
Baltimore 9-3 5-1 4-2 L1

Recap


Steelers 23, Ravens 20:
Charlie Batch passed for 276 yards and a touchdown and Shaun Suisham booted a 42-yard field goal as time expired as visiting Pittsburgh prevented Baltimore from clinching a playoff berth. 

The Steelers (7-5) had lost two straight without starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder, rib), but the veteran Batch prevented them from a third straight loss that would have badly damaged their playoff hopes. The 38-year-old completed 25 of 36 passes and led the Steelers on a 12-play, 61-yard drive that chewed the final 6:14 off the clock. 

The loss snapped a string of 15 consecutive regular-season home wins by the Ravens (9-3), who could have clinched a postseason berth with a victory. Pittsburgh is tied with division rival Cincinnati for the final playoff slot in the AFC.

The Ravens had an early 13-3 lead, but Suisham hit from 41 yards out to make it 13-6 at halftime and Jonathan Dwyer ripped off a 16-yard touchdown run to tie it early in the third quarter. Ray Rice's 34-yard scoring run put the Ravens back in front, but Batch hit Heath Miller for a 7-yard TD to knot the contest before leading Pittsburgh down the field for Suisham's winning kick. 

Rice had 78 yards on 12 carries and notched his 32nd career rushing touchdown, passing Willis McGahee for the most as a Raven. Baltimore's Anquan Boldin had five catches for 81 yards and a score, leaving him six yards shy of 10,000 for his career. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Suisham is 8-for-9 in his career when tied or trailing by three points or less in the fourth quarter or overtime. … Baltimore QB Joe Flacco dropped to 32-6 in home starts. … The loss was Baltimore's first at home in the regular season since the Steelers beat them on Dec. 5, 2010. 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Pittsburgh   Baltimore
Jonathan Dwyer Player Ray Rice
16 Attempts 12
49 Yards 78
3.1 Avg Yards 6.5
1 Touchdowns 1
16 Long 34
Receiving
Pittsburgh   Baltimore
Heath Miller Player Anquan Boldin
5 Receptions 5
97 Yards 81
19.4 Avg Yards 16.2
1 Touchdowns 1
43 Long 31

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Pittsburgh 366 96 270 2 3 1 3.0 1
Baltimore 288 111 177 2 2 2 2.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Ravens have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against San Diego. The Steelers have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .583 after a loss.