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Ravens are three-point underdogs vs. Pittsburgh

The Ravens opened as three-point underdogs heading into Saturday's divisional playoff game at Pittsburgh.

But the Ravens don't really feel like underdogs.

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"We know what Pitt's all about, and it's going to be a tough game, but we're very confident about going there and playing against them," cornerback Chris Carr said. "And I'm sure they're very confident as well. Every single time we play them, it doesn't matter how good you play, it always seems like the game ends up being close. So hopefully, we can come in there and have a little better effort than we did in the second game and come out with a victory."The teams split the season series, with each winning on the other's home field.

In October, the Ravens came back to win at Pittsburgh, 17-14, when Joe Flacco threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Houshmandzadeh with 36 seconds remaining.

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In December, the Steelers came back to win at M&T Bank Stadium when Troy Polamalu stripped Flacco to set up Isaac Redman's 9-yard touchdown catch from Ben Roethlisberger with 2:51 remaining.

"It's just ultimate confusion when we play -- they're trying to confuse us and we're trying to confuse them," Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Their defense is all over the place. Guys are here, guys are there, all of a sudden this guy is over here and 20 guys are blitzing.

"That's the biggest thing with Baltimore. Then you add the physical stuff. I don't mind that ... I can take hits. It's tough."

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