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Ravens offense keeping Steelers off balance

After Rashard Mendenhall put the Steelers up, 7-0, with a 1-yard touchdown run halfway through the first quarter, the Ravens responded with an impressive drive of their own to tie the score.

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco connected with Derrick Mason, who has five catches so far, for a 40-yard gain. He found Anquan Boldin for an 18-yard completion on third and long. And Willis McGahee gave the Ravens six points with a nifty 11-yard touchdown run, nearly breaking the ankles of Steelers linebacker James Farrior on his way to the end zone.

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The scoring drive followed up an effective opening drive by the Ravens offense, one that saw them march down the field with a balance of inside runs and short passes. Billy Cundiff pushed a 46-yard field goal try wide, though, so the Ravens couldn't get any points to show for it.

So far, Flacco has looked good and McGahee is averaging nearly four yards per carry -- not too shabby against the Steelers' stingy defense.

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We'll see if the offense continues to mix it up to keep the Steelers on their toes the rest of the way.

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