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Injuries, trade spur numerous questions for Ravens

When the Ravens return to work early this week, they’ll be forced to adapt to changes at the wide receiver position.

Michael Campanaro, who seemed to be on his way to earning a more prominent role on offense, is now done for the season, placed on injured reserve with a back injury.

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Steve Smith Sr. has microfractures in back; Michael Campanaro on IR, Ravens acquire WR Chris Givens

The Ravens’ 23-20 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night might have come at the cost of two of the team’s top receivers and ultimately necessitated a trade.

Steve Smith Sr., quarterback Joe Flacco’s top target, has microfractures in his back and is expected to miss some time. Michael Campanaro’s season is over because of a herniated disk in his back.

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Za'Darius Smith's back-to-back sacks from different positions reminiscent of Pernell McPhee

Rookie Za’Darius Smith knows that from the second he was drafted onto the Baltimore Ravens roster, he was to fill the role of departed outside linebacker Pernell McPhee.

McPhee’s position, though, grew to be little more than a roster classification as his time with the Ravens drew closed.

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Justin Tucker's late-game heroics in stark contrast with Steelers kicker Josh Scobee

What was obvious to so many on Thursday night at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh was simplified into 14 words by Ravens coach John Harbaugh after his team’s 23-20, overtime win over the division rival Steelers.

“In this league, most games come to three points,” Harbaugh said. “We have a great kicker.”

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Steve Smith Sr., Michael Campanaro leave Steelers game with back injuries

The Ravens leave Pittsburgh early Friday with that elusive win in their account after Thursday's 23-20, overtime victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but carry several injury concerns that could linger during their long weekend.

Wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. left at the end of the third quarter with a lower back contusion that he said, for the first time, had him feeling 36 years old.

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Le'Veon Bell brings Ravens streak of not allowing 100-yard rushers to bittersweet end

Steelers’ running back Le’Veon Bell, who was held to 93 yards rushing in October 2013 to begin the Ravens' streak of not allowing a 100-yard rusher, ended the league-leading streak at 29 games Thursday with 129 yards.

The streak came to an end as the Ravens broke their early-season hoodoo with an overtime, 23-20 win at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field over the AFC North rival Steelers.

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