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BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Ravens vented eight months of frustration within the span of three incredibly satisfying hours.

Joe Flacco threw three touchdown passes, Haloti Ngata led an inspired defense that forced a team-record seven turnovers, and the Ravens defeated the defending AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers 35-7 Sunday.

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Ray Rice ran for 107 yards and two scores for the Ravens, who bolted to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and never let up against their bitter rivals. It was a rematch of a second-round playoff matchup last January, when the Steelers rallied to beat Baltimore 31-24.

In that game, the Ravens let a 21-7 halftime lead evaporate with three turnovers in the third quarter. This time, the Ravens got three takeaways in the third quarter to turn a 21-7 advantage into a rout.

Ngata was the driving force, causing a fumble and deflecting a pass that produced an interception. Ed Reed also picked off two passes for the Ravens, who mercilessly harassed nemesis Ben Roethlisberger.

Ravens 35, Steelers 7

Pittsburgh 0 7 0 0--7

Baltimore 14 7 11 3--35

FIRST QUARTER

Bal--Boldin 27 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), 13:28.

Bal--Rice 1 run (Cundiff kick), 1:49.

SECOND QUARTER

Pit--Sanders 11 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 10:23.

Bal--Rice 11 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), 1:48.

THIRD QUARTER

Bal--Dickson 18 pass from Flacco (Koch run), 14:39.

Bal-- Cundiff 29 FG, 2:50.

FOURTH QUARTER

Bal-- Cundiff 30 FG, 1:56.

Attendance--71,434.

Pit Bal

First downs 20 17

Total Net Yards 312 385

Rushes-yards 16-66 31-170

Passing 246 215

Punt Returns 2-7 0-0

Kickoff Returns 3-103 1-37

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 3-29

Comp-Att-Int 22-41-3 17-29-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 4-34 1-9

Punts 4-52.8 5-47.2

Fumbles-Lost 4-4 0-0

Penalties-Yards 6-53 7-75

Time of Possession 27:29 32:31

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Pittsburgh: Mendenhall 12-45, Redman 3-12, Roethlisberger 1-9. Baltimore: Rice 19-107, R.Williams 12-63.

PASSING--Pittsburgh: Roethlisberger 22-41-3-280. Baltimore: Flacco 17-29-0-224.

RECEIVING--Pittsburgh: Wallace 8-107, Ward 5-67, Miller 3-42, Moore 2-30, Sanders 2-20, A.Brown 2-14. Baltimore: Dickson 5-59, Boldin 4-74, Rice 4-42, Pitta 2-45, R.Williams 1-4, Leach 1-0.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--None.

Redskins 28,

Giants 14

N.Y. Giants 7 7 0 0--14

Washington 0 14 7 7--28

FIRST QUARTER

NYG--Manning 2 run (Tynes kick), 9:53.

SECOND QUARTER

Was--Hightower 1 run (Gano kick), 11:25.

NYG--Bradshaw 6 run (Tynes kick), 2:48.

Was--Armstrong 6 pass from Grossman (Gano kick), :37.

THIRD QUARTER

Was--Kerrigan 9 interception return (Gano kick), 13:03.

FOURTH QUARTER

Was--Gaffney 4 pass from Grossman (Gano kick), 5:04.

Attendance--80,121.

NYG Was

First downs 15 22

Total Net Yards 315 332

Rushes-yards 20-75 26-74

Passing 240 258

Punt Returns 2-27 5-53

Kickoff Returns 2-21 2-48

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-9

Comp-Att-Int 18-32-1 21-34-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 4-28 4-47

Punts 6-45.2 6-43.0

Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1

Penalties-Yards 8-63 3-25

Time of Possession 27:24 32:36

Individual statistics

RUSHING--N.Y. Giants: Bradshaw 13-44, Jacobs 6-29, Manning 1-2. Washington: Hightower 25-72, Helu 1-2.

PASSING--N.Y. Giants: Manning 18-32-1-268. Washington: Grossman 21-34-0-305.

RECEIVING--N.Y. Giants: Nicks 7-122, Manningham 4-49, Ballard 2-59, Hixon 2-21, Bradshaw 1-10, Hynoski 1-4, Ware 1-3. Washington: Moss 6-76, Davis 5-105, Gaffney 3-54, Hightower 3-25, Armstrong 2-24, Cooley 2-21.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--N.Y. Giants: Tynes 38 (BK). Washington: Gano 39 (WR).

Cardinals 28, Panthers 21

Carolina 7 7 7 0--21

Arizona 7 0 7 14--28

FIRST QUARTER

Ari--Wells 7 run (Feely kick), 8:45.

Car--Smith 77 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 7:11.

SECOND QUARTER

Car--Smith 26 pass from Newton (Mare kick), :06.

THIRD QUARTER

Ari--King 48 pass from Kolb (Feely kick), 10:40.

Car--Newton 1 run (Mare kick), 5:49.

FOURTH QUARTER

Ari--Doucet 70 pass from Kolb (Feely kick), 10:48.

Ari--Peterson 89 punt return (Feely kick), 7:15.

Attendance--60,627.

Car Ari

First downs 26 15

Total Net Yards 477 394

Rushes-yards 27-74 25-99

Passing 403 295

Punt Returns 4-19 2-98

Kickoff Returns 2-49 2-60

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-16

Comp-Att-Int 24-37-1 18-27-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 4-19 2-14

Punts 7-41.3 5-42.0

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1

Penalties-Yards 10-74 6-61

Time of Possession 32:47 27:13

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Carolina: D.Williams 12-30, Stewart 7-26, Newton 8-18. Arizona: Wells 18-90, Stephens-Howling 3-10, Kolb 4-(minus 1).

PASSING--Carolina: Newton 24-37-1-422. Arizona: Kolb 18-27-0-309.

RECEIVING--Carolina: Smith 8-178, Olsen 4-78, LaFell 4-70, Shockey 3-51, Stewart 2-14, Naanee 1-21, D.Williams 1-6, Goodson 1-4. Arizona: Wells 4-12, Doucet 3-105, Fitzgerald 3-62, King 2-61, Heap 2-40, Roberts 2-21, Sherman 1-6, Stephens-Howling 1-2.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--Arizona: Feely 36 (WL).

49ers 33,

Seahawks 17

Seattle 0 0 7 10--17

San Francisco 0 16 0 17--33

SECOND QUARTER

SF-- Akers 27 FG, 14:10.

SF-- Akers 24 FG, 11:22.

SF-- Akers 31 FG, 2:40.

SF--Ale.Smith 1 run (Akers kick), :12.

THIRD QUARTER

Sea--Tate 8 pass from Jackson (Hauschka kick), 10:20.

FOURTH QUARTER

Sea-- Hauschka 39?FG, 14:55.

SF-- Akers 18?FG, 5:54.

Sea--Baldwin 55 pass from Jackson (Hauschka kick), 3:56.

SF--Ginn Jr. 102 kickoff return (Akers kick), 3:45.

SF--Ginn Jr. 55 punt return (Akers kick), 2:46.

Attendance--69,732.

Sea SF

First downs 18 12

Total Net Yards 219 209

Rushes-yards 22-64 32-85

Passing 155 124

Punt Returns 3-27 5-92

Kickoff Returns 5-114 4-176

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-0

Comp-Att-Int 21-37-1 15-20-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 5-42 0-0

Punts 7-48.9 5-59.6

Fumbles-Lost 3-2 1-0

Penalties-Yards 11-72 9-102

Time of Possession 28:53 31:07

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Seattle: Lynch 13-33, Jackson 4-13, Obomanu 1-13, Forsett 3-3, Robinson 1-2. San Francisco: Gore 22-59, Ale.Smith 7-22, Hunter 2-4, Ginn Jr. 1-0.

PASSING--Seattle: Jackson 21-37-1-197. San Francisco: Ale.Smith 15-20-0-124.

RECEIVING--Seattle: Baldwin 4-83, Williams 4-34, Forsett 3-8, Miller 2-19, Lynch 2-14, A.McCoy 2-12, Obomanu 2-12, Tate 1-8, Washington 1-7. San Francisco: V.Davis 5-47, Edwards 3-27, Gore 3-19, Morgan 2-28, Crabtree 1-4, Walker 1-(minus 1).

MISSED FIELD GOALS--None.

Texans 34, Colts 7

Indianapolis 0 0 0 7--7

Houston 17 17 0 0--34

FIRST QUARTER

Hou-- Rackers 25?FG, 4:27.

Hou--Ward 1 run (Rackers kick), 2:56.

Hou--Tate 2 run (Rackers kick), 1:41.

SECOND QUARTER

Hou--A.Johnson 4 pass from Schaub (Rackers kick), 6:57.

Hou-- Rackers 29 FG, 1:34.

Hou--Jones 79 punt return (Rackers kick), :54.

FOURTH QUARTER

Ind--Wayne 6 pass from Collins (Vinatieri kick), 9:17.

Attendance--71,444.

Ind Hou

First downs 15 26

Total Net Yards 236 384

Rushes-yards 16-64 41-167

Passing 172 217

Punt Returns 0-0 3-91

Kickoff Returns 1-24 1-46

Interceptions Ret. 2-42 0-0

Comp-Att-Int 16-31-0 17-24-2

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-25 1-3

Punts 6-46.8 2-44.5

Fumbles-Lost 3-2 1-1

Penalties-Yards 6-60 4-30

Time of Possession 23:16 36:44

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Indianapolis: Addai 8-39, Carter 7-25, Collins 1-0. Houston: Tate 24-116, Ward 11-39, Slaton 2-12, Schaub 4-0.

PASSING--Indianapolis: Collins 16-31-0-197. Houston: Schaub 17-24-2-220.

RECEIVING--Indianapolis: Wayne 7-106, Clark 4-39, Garcon 3-39, Addai 2-13. Houston: A.Johnson 7-95, Jones 3-43, Casey 3-29, Dreessen 1-21, Walter 1-14, Daniels 1-12, Slaton 1-6.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--Indianapolis: Vinatieri 37 (WR)

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