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Ravens Close Season at Home vs Steelers

Despite struggling throughout their 2007 campaign, the Ravens look to end the year on a high note when they host the rival Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon. Kickoff at M&T Bank Stadium has been moved to 4:15 p.m. by the NFL.

Led by Pro Bowlers safety Ed Reed and tackle Jonathan Ogden, the Ravens will try to avenge a 38-7 defeat suffered November 5th in Pittsburgh. Rookie quarterback Troy Smith will get his second career start after last week’s 27-6 loss at Seattle. Against the Seahawks, Smith completed 16 of 33 passes for 199 yards and one touchdown, the first of his career. The 79-yard scoring bomb was also a career-long for wide receiver Derrick Mason, who is currently third in the NFL with 97 receptions.

The Steelers come to Charm City boasting a 10-5 record and the AFC North crown. Five Steelers have earned Pro Bowl honors this season: quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Willie Parker, offensive guard Alan Faneca, safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker James Harrison.

In their past four trips to Baltimore, the Steelers are 0-4, including a 27-0 shutout by the Ravens in 2006.

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