NFL Capsule: Steelers at Ravens

The Associated Press Published:

PITTSBURGH (6-5) At BALTIMORE (9-2)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE -- OFF

RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Pittsburgh 5-6; Baltimore 5-6

SERIES RECORD -- Steelers lead 18-15

AP PRO32 RANKING -- Steelers No. 14, Ravens No. 6

LAST MEETING -- Ravens beat Steelers 13-10, Nov. 18

LAST WEEK -- Steelers lost to Browns 20-14, Ravens beat Chargers 16-13 OT

STEELERS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (19T), RUSH (22), PASS (13)

STEELERS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (1), RUSH (5), PASS (1)

RAVENS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (16), RUSH (12), PASS (11)

RAVENS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (24), RUSH (26), PASS (23)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Second meeting of AFC North rivals in span of three weeks. Ravens won first encounter 13-10. ... Six of last seven regular-season games between teams have been decided by three points. ... Ravens seeking second straight season sweep of Steelers. Baltimore has won five of seven. ... Baltimore has won 15 straight at home since Pittsburgh's 13-10 victory on Dec. 5, 2010. ... Steelers uncertain whether Ben Roethlisberger or Charlie Batch will start at QB. Batch 5-3 as starter with Pittsburgh, 24-30 overall. ... Pittsburgh's league-leading defense allowing 257.2 yards per game. ... Steelers LB James Harrison (61 sacks) passed Joey Porter for second-most sacks in team history behind Jason Gildon (77). ... Pittsburgh had season-high four sacks last week vs. Browns and forced 10 punts. ... Steelers S Troy Polamalu expected to return from right calf injury after missing nine of first 11 games. ... Ravens can clinch playoff berth with win, and can clinch second straight AFC North title with win and Cincinnati loss in San Diego. ... Baltimore has won four straight and eight of nine. ... Ravens' only touchdown against Steelers two weeks ago was on punt return by Jacoby Jones. ... Baltimore has allowed only nine passing TDs, lowest in league. ... Ravens have won 12 in row against AFC North foes, longest current divisional run in NFL. ... Baltimore RB Ray Rice has only two touchdowns and 471 yards rushing in eight games against Steelers. ... Baltimore 9-1 when WR Torrey Smith scores touchdown. He has seven TDs this year, tying output as a rookie. ... Ravens WR Anquan Boldin needs 87 yards receiving to reach 10,000 for career. ... Ravens LB Paul Kruger has four sacks in last three games.

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