Ravens (13-5) At Steelers (13-4)

January 12, 2009

What: AFC championship game

When: Sunday, 6:30 p.m.

TV: Chs. 13, 9

Radio: 1090 AM, 97.9 FM

Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh

How they got here: The Ravens, the sixth seed in the AFC, defeated the AFC East champion Miami Dolphins, 27-9, in a wild-card game Jan. 4. On Saturday, the Ravens beat the No. 1-seeded Tennessee Titans, 13-10, on a last-minute field goal by Matt Stover. The Steelers, the No. 2 seed, defeated the San Diego Chargers, 35-24, yesterday at Heinz Field in the divisional round after a first-round bye.

Regular-season meetings: Pittsburgh swept the regular-season series over the Ravens, winning at home Sept. 29 in overtime, 23-20, and in Baltimore on Dec. 14, 13-9.

Coaches: A rookie head coach, John Harbaugh, 46, spent the previous 10 seasons as an assistant for the Philadelphia Eagles. Mike Tomlin, 36, is just the third head coach for the Steelers since 1970. He has taken the Steelers to the playoffs in his first two seasons.

Quarterbacks: Ravens rookie Joe Flacco finished the regular season 257-for-428 for 2,971 yards and 14 TDs. Ben Roethlisberger was 282-for-470 for 3,314 yards and 17 TDs.

Running backs: The Ravens' Le'Ron McClain carried 232 times for 902 yards and 10 touchdowns during the regular season. Willie Parker led the Steelers with 789 yards and five TDs on 209 carries.

Sack kings: Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs had eight sacks during the regular season and has added two more in the playoffs. Steelers linebacker James Harrison was voted the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year for his 16 sacks during the regular season.

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