Quick Take: Steelers-Ravens

In Brief

» Last meeting: The Steelers beat the Ravens for a third time last season in the AFC Championship Game, winning 23-14.
» Streaks: Pittsburgh has won three of four and has an 18-10 overall series edge, including the playoffs.
» Last week: The Steelers were stunned in Kansas City, losing 27-24 in overtime. ... The Ravens could not punch it into the end zone and lost to the Colts, 17-15.

Keep your eye on ...Joe Flacco's poise: Over the past three weeks, Flacco's calm under pressure seems to have disappeared to a certain extent. He has looked flustered at times as the Ravens have lost two of three while he has tossed three interceptions in that stretch, without throwing a touchdown. He struggled mightily against Pittsburgh's pressure defense last year, and if he allows the Steelers to shake him again, it could be a tough day.

Billy Cundiff's kicking: The Ravens made the choice to jettison longtime kicker Matt Stover prior to the season and have paid the price for that move. Steven Hauschka was released before last week's game after missing several key field goals, and though Cundiff nailed five against the Colts, his one miss from 30 yards was pivotal.

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Santonio Holmes has scored a touchdown in five straight games against the Ravens. ... Baltimore's Ray Rice ranks second in the AFC with 1,248 yards from scrimmage. ... Ed Reed leads the NFL with 46 interceptions since 2002.

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