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by: DanD On  Monday, January 19, 2009

Troy PolamaluTotal Pro Sports-  The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens played a great game last night, which wast full of big hits.  The biggest hit came on a block by Steelers Rookie Limas Sweed, who de-cleated a Raven after a Heath Miller reception.

The scariest hit of the night was by Steeler Ryan Clark, who laid out Willis McGahee, who then left the field on a stretcher.  All reports indicate that he has only suffered a concussion and will be fine.

The Steelers played with the lead for the entire game and were not in any real jeopardy of losing until late in the game.  In the 4th quarter Baltimore managed get within two points of the Ravens, thanks to a pair of McGahee touchdowns.  However, late in the 4th quarter Joe Flacco threw an interception to Troy Polamalu, which was returned for a touchdown and sealed the fate of the Ravens.

Although the Ravens playoff run came to an end, they should not be disappointed.  Rookie QB Joe Flacco had a great season and should only get better.  The defense also played well down the stretch and was a big reason for their playoff run.  The future for this team looks bright and they should be among the best in the AFC again next season.

The Steelers will be playing in the Superbowl against the Arizona Cardinals and should be heavy favorites.




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