Surging Steelers ready for payback against Ravens

By Will Graves

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Oct. 31 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Anthony Brown (84) talks to teammates on the bench after taking a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger seven-yards for a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. The Steelers won 25-17.

Gene J. Puskar, Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are ready for the next stop on their revenge tour.

On Sunday, the defending AFC champions found a way to beat New England quarterback Tom Brady for the first time in seven years, winning 25-17.

Now they're looking to settle an even more personal score next weekend against rival Baltimore (5-2).

The Ravens embarrassed the Steelers 35-7 in the season-opener, a game even more lopsided than the final score. Pittsburgh turned it over seven times and let the Ravens push them around in ways few teams have done through the years.

Pittsburgh (6-2) is still licking its wounds, and the memories of the Ravens celebrating on the field have not gone away.

Safety Ryan Clark says the opener was a long time ago and will have no bearing on the rematch.

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