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Steelers Rally, Beat Ravens 31-24 In AFC Playoffs

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Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images

Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Ben Roethlisberger hit rookie Antonio Brown on a 58-yard pass play on third-and-19, and Rashard Mendenhall scored from the 2 with 1:33 remaining to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 31-24 comeback victory over the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC divisional playoff game Saturday.

The Steelers, 9-0 against division teams in the playoffs, advance to their fifth AFC championship game in 10 seasons next Sunday at New England if the Patriots beat the Jets on Sunday, in Pittsburgh if the Jets win.

The Steelers (13-4) were trailing 21-7 at halftime after turnovers created two Ravens touchdowns. But they came back with the help of three Baltimore turnovers during one of most miserable third quarters in Ravens history. And the Ravens’ minus-4 yards in offense during the quarter wasn’t the worst of it.

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