Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes and Jeff Reed kicked a 37-yard field goal with 96 seconds to play on Monday, giving Pittsburgh a 20-19 American football victory over Baltimore.
"Big Ben" shook off a knee sprain that sent him to the locker room in the first half before sparking the Steelers past the Ravens, improving Pittsburgh to 5-2 and half a game behind Cincinnati in the AFC North.
"My knee is really hurting a lot," Roethlisberger said. "We'll get in the training room and check it out. My line did a great job of keeping guys off me after I was hurt."
Roethlisberger finished touchdown passes of four and eight yards to rookie tight end Heath Miller, who has six touchdown grabs in seven games, and Hines Ward caught eight passes for 75 yards.
"It was one of those games where we had to do what we had to do in the passing game and Ben gave us the chance to make big plays," Ward said.
The game was level 10-10 at half-time but Miller's longer touchdown reception gave Pittsburgh the lead entering the fourth quarter.
Baltimore's Matt Stover kicked field goals of 40, 47 and 49 yards in the fourth quarter, the middle-distance effort giving the Ravens a 19-17 edge with 3:11 to play after being set up by a bungled punt attempt by the Steelers.
Pittsburgh drove 60 yards in 1:45 to set up Reed's game-winning kick, then stiffened on defense to halt Baltimore's final drive in the closing seconds. The Ravens slid to 2-5, matching Cleveland for last in the AFC North.