Ben Roethlisberger to start

Updated: December 6, 2010, 12:59 AM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

BALTIMORE -- As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger started Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens, despite a right foot injury that slowed him in practice this week.

Roethlisberger, who currently has a five-game winning streak against Baltimore and is 7-2 against the Ravens in his career, missed the team's first meeting of the year due to a suspension. The quarterback said during the week that he will not miss this game.

Baltimore (8-3) won the first meeting with the Steelers (8-3) and this rematch has first place in the AFC North on the line as well as playoff seeding.

In other injury news, starting fullback Le'Ron McClain (ankle) did not play for the Ravens. Left tackle Michael Oher (knee) and safety Dawan Landry (concussion) were active for Baltimore. All three players were listed as questionable this week.

Baltimore's other inactives included newly acquired fullback Jason McKie, linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and defensive tackle Arthur Jones.

Pittsburgh's inactives included offensive tackles Chris Scott and Tony Hills; defensive tackle Steve McLendon and running back Jonathan Dwyer.

James Walker covers the AFC North for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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