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Ravens winning special teams chess match

So far, special teams have kept the Ravens hanging tough with the Steelers in a 3-3 game. Jim Leonhard's two punt returns are the most conspicuous plays, an 18-yarder and a 46-yarder that led to a field goal, but Sam Koch's punts have helped the Ravens keep an edge in the field position battle in the first quarter.

In the first quarter, Koch pinned the Steelers on their own 7-yard line and then on the 4-yard line. On Baltimore's first kickoff of the game after the 28-yard field goal that gave the Ravens a 3-0 lead, long kicker Steve Hauschka put the ball in the end zone

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On the other hand, Pittsburgh punter Mitch Berger's punts have been so-so. In addition to the two returned by Leonhard, another went just 28 yards to the Baltimore 43-yard line.


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