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Don Banks: Backs against wall, Batch, Steelers prove they're no…

Don Banks: Backs against wall, Batch, Steelers prove they're not quite done yet

CNNSI.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Updated Dec 2, 2012
BALTIMORE -- We probably should have seen this one coming. The aging Charlie Batch has looked like he was on his last legs for years now. Just like the aging Pittsburgh Steelers. But they both refuse to go away. At least quietly.
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  • Tomlin-Harbaugh handshake weird

    Tomlin-Harbaugh handshake weird

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    In one of the most bitter rivalries in sports, now it seems like the head coaches can't get along. Shortly after Shaun Suisham's field goal won the game for Pittsburgh, the Ravens' John Harbaugh calmly walked up to the Steelers' Mike Tomlin at midfield …
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  • Terrell Suggs says he’ll be all right after leaving with arm in…

    Terrell Suggs says he’ll be all right after leaving with arm injury

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs came off the field during Sunday’s loss to the Steelers holding his arm, making his status a hot topic after the game in Baltimore. Suggs didn’t speak extensively to the media after the game, but Aaron Wilson of the Bal
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  • Ike Taylor has fibula injury, could be significant

    Ike Taylor has fibula injury, could be significant

    The Steelers’ win over the Ravens may have come at a significant price. Cornerback Ike Taylor, we’re told, has a fibula injury.  He’ll have an MRI on Monday. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, there is concern that the injury is signific
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  • Wrap-up: Bengals 20, Chargers 13

    Wrap-up: Bengals 20, Chargers 13

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    My thoughts on the Cincinnati Bengals' 20-13 victory at the San Diego Chargers: What it means: The Bengals (7-5) kept pace in the AFC playoff race with their fourth straight win. Cincinnati remains tied with Pittsburgh for the sixth and final playoff sp…
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  • Batch from the Dead: Steelers Rally Behind 3rd String QB for St…

    Batch from the Dead: Steelers Rally Behind 3rd String QB for Stunning 23-20 Win Over Ravens

    Still think Charlie Batch can’t get it done? Think again. Sunday in Baltimore, the Steelers, like an old prize fighter backed in the corner late in a fight, fought tooth and nail with a team that was supposed to dominate them, and in the end used a Shau
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  • Steelers finally beat Ravens without Roethlisberger

    Steelers finally beat Ravens without Roethlisberger

    Charlie Batch rebounded from last week’s disaster, and led the Steelers to a 23-20 win over the Ravens. The Steelers only gave it away twice, a departure from last week’s eight-turnover disaster of a loss to the Browns. It stopped a two-game losing st
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  • The Browns have themselves a winning streak

    The Browns have themselves a winning streak

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    Entering Sunday, the Browns had not won games in consecutive weeks since the second and third weeks of the 2011 season. That changed when they beat the Raiders 20-17 in Oakland. The win was Cleveland’s second in a row after they knocked off the Steelers
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  • Steelers-Ravens having a Steelers-Ravens game

    Steelers-Ravens having a Steelers-Ravens game

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    Just when it looked like the Ravens were about to blow this one open, the Steelers have forced a 20-20 tie in the fourth quarter. Ravens safety Ed Reed killed a scoring chance with an interception in the end zone (after collecting Emmanuel Sanders‘ inex
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  • Mendenhall is inactive for the Steelers

    Mendenhall is inactive for the Steelers

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    BALTIMORE -- Rashard Mendenhall went from the starting running back last week to being inactive today against the Ravens. That's what happens when Mendenhall fumbles on two of his four carries against the Browns. Mendenhall, who has dealt with injuries …
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  • Ravens are hurting at inside linebacker

    Ravens are hurting at inside linebacker

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    BALTIMORE -- The Steelers are down to their third-string quarterback in Charlie Batch. The Ravens, though, are down to their third-string linebacker. Already without Ray Lewis (torn triceps), the Ravens will be without his replacement in Dannell Ellerbe…
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  • Head to head: Ravens DE Paul Kruger vs. Steelers RT Kelvin Beac…

    Head to head: Ravens DE Paul Kruger vs. Steelers RT Kelvin Beachum/Ramon Foster

    post-gazette.com Dec 2, 2012
    To be sure, there was little the Steelers offense did well in Cleveland.
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  • Hines Ward and Jimmie Sacco to be honored with Dapper Dan award

    Hines Ward and Jimmie Sacco to be honored with Dapper Dan award

    post-gazette.com Dec 2, 2012
    One made Heinz Field home for more than a decade. The other made sure that house ran smoothly.
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Steelers-Ravens Recap 01:59

    Sunday Blitz: Steelers-Ravens Recap

    Dec 2
    Jorge Andres and Eric Allen break down the Steelers' 23-20 win over the Ravens
  • Video - Steelers Slip By Ravens 00:36

    Steelers Slip By Ravens

    Dec 2
    Shaun Suisham connected on a 42-yard field goal as time expired to give the Steelers a 23-20 win over the Ravens.
  • Video - Steelers postgame press conference 03:19

    Steelers postgame press conference

    Dec 2
    Steelers react following game with Ravens
  • Video - Tomlin-Harbaugh heated handshake 00:06

    Tomlin-Harbaugh heated handshake

    Dec 2
    What is it about the Harbaugh brothers and handshake controversies? Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh is ignored by Steelers coach Mike Tomlin after Pittsburgh's victory.

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  • Don Banks: Backs against wall, Batch, Steelers prove they're not quite don…

    Dec 2
    BALTIMORE -- We probably should have seen this one coming. The aging Charlie Batch has looked like he was on his last legs for years now. Just like the aging Pittsburgh Steelers. But they both refuse to go away. At least quietly.
  • Orlando Magic defeat Dwight Howard's Lakers

    Dec 2
    The Magic turned the tables on Dwight Howard and were able to get a victory at Staples center.
  • Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; more Snaps

    Dec 2
    BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a tragedy-marred Week 13 in the NFL, but one that treated us to multiple fantastic finishes...