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Joe Flacco fires Baltimore Ravens past Pittsburgh Steelers

The Baltimore Ravens put a taxing few days behind them, downing the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 in the NFL on Thursday.

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Days after cutting running back Ray Rice from their roster due to the revelation of footage of him allegedly hitting his then-fiancee, now-wife Janay, the Ravens put the distraction behind them with a convincing home win over their AFC North rivals.

Quarterback Joe Flacco steered the Ravens with two touchdown passes, completing 21 of 29 passes for 166 yards.

Justin Tucker kicked four field goals from as many attempts, his longest effort 30 yards, while he converted the two TDs to tally 14 points for the winners.

Losing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was poor, completing just 22 of 37 pass attempts - and throwing an interception.

Ravens' number one running man Bernard Pierce had 22 rush attempts, gaining 96 yards - while Justin Forsett had just eight carries for 56 yards - highlighted by a 41-yard effort.

Shaun Suisham sunk both of the Steelers' field goal attempts.

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