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Steelers' mental muscles oust Ravens

Pittsburgh punches its ticket to AFC title game, survives Baltimore's biggest haymakers

Originally Published: January 15, 2011
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- The exact moment the Pittsburgh Steelers turned the Baltimore Ravens into soft, purple puffs of hot, trash-talking air?

"I think when we made it 21-21, I think we got the game back in control," said Steelers linebacker James Farrior.

No, that's when the Steelers first dropped an anvil on the Ravens' toes. It's when they began to win the psychological war that defines this deliciously mean, chirpy and ungodly vicious rivalry. It's when the Steelers knew they were advancing ...

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