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Quick Take: Desperate Steelers need win vs. Ravens

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NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport has his thoughts on the game:

Why this game is intriguing: Twice in three weeks? Oh yes. Thank you, schedule-makers. An encore to the first street fight. The original meeting, a Baltimore Ravens win, might have been decided without the ailing Ben Roethlisberger, but it wasn't without a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat ending. Alas, Roethlisberger's availability for Sunday afternoon is up in the air, too, even if he's pushing hard to play. It might not be up to him. That just increases the urgency of the playoff push. Thanks to last week's loss to the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers are desperate. At 6-5, three games behind the Ravens, the Steelers need a win, whether Charlie Batch is their quarterback or not, and regardless of the fact that this bout will be played in hostile territory. Meanwhile, all the Ravens need to do is win and clinch a playoff spot. Then they can walk out with as many Terrible Towels draped over their heads as they see fit.

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