Steelers 13, Ravens 10

BALTIMORE - Ben Roethlisberger threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Redman with 2 minutes, 51 seconds left after Troy Polamalu forced a fumble with a sack of Joe Flacco, and Pittsburgh beat Baltimore to gain sole possession of first place in the AFC North.

A fierce defensive battle turned when Polamalu hit Flacco's arm on a safety blitz. The loose ball was taken 19 yards by Lamarr Woodley to the Baltimore 9.

Baltimore's ensuing drive ended when Flacco bounced a fourth-down pass to Ed Dickson with 33 seconds left.

The victory left Pittsburgh (9-3) a game ahead of the Ravens (8-4) in the division.

Pittsburgh 0 0 3 10 – 13

Baltimore 7 0 3 0 – 10

First quarter

Bal–Boldin 14 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), 1:59.

Third quarter

Pit–FG Suisham 45, 10:54.

Bal–FG Cundiff 24, 7:13.

Fourth quarter

Pit–FG Suisham 19, 12:46.

Pit–Redman 9 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 2:51.

A: 71,418.

Pit   Bal

First downs 17   14

Total Net Yards 288   269

Rushes-yards 24-54   20-43

Passing 234   226

Punt Returns 2-11   3-47

Kickoff Returns 0-0   4-72

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   1-0

Comp-Att-Int 22-38-1   17-33-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-19   4-40

Punts 6-41.3   6-39.8

Fumbles-Lost 1-0   2-1

Penalties-Yards 9-61   9-53

Time of Possession 34:08   25:52

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Pittsburgh, Mendenhall 19-45, Redman 4-10, Roethlisberger 1-(minus 1). Baltimore, Rice 9-32, Flacco 3-15, McGahee 7-7, Stallworth 1-(minus 11).

Passing: Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 22-38-1-253. Baltimore, Flacco 17-33-0-266.

Receiving: Pittsburgh, Wallace 5-76, Sanders 3-49, Johnson 3-37, Brown 3-26, Mendenhall 3-18, Redman 2-23, Ward 1-13, Miller 1-9, Moore 1-2. Baltimore, Boldin 5-118, Houshmandzadeh 4-20, Dickson 3-21, Mason 2-22, Rice 2-18, Stallworth 1-67.

Missed Field Goals: None.