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Santonio Holmes catches touchdown pass as Pittsburgh beat Baltimore Ravens 13-9.
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2008 06:26 GMT

The disputed touchdown [GALLO/GETTY]
The Pittsburgh Steelers clinched their second consecutive AFC North title with a dramatic 13-9 come-from-behind victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

Santonio Holmes caught a four-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger with 43 seconds left to give the visiting Steelers their fifth successive victory.

"When I saw him (Roethlisberger) in trouble, I just got down in the end zone and made a big play for us," Holmes said on Sunday.

Officials confirmed the touchdown on review after it appeared the ball may not have been in the end zone even though both Holmes' feet were.

Move the ball

"One thing is consistent, is when we need plays, when we have to move the ball, we have," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said.

"Guys felt the urgency of the moment and didn't want to let their team mates down. They played to win."

Matt Stover's three field goals had lifted second-placed Baltimore to a 9-3 third-quarter lead before Pittsburgh rallied with 10 consecutive points.

Jeff Reed, who kicked two field goals, pulled the Steelers back to 9-6 on a 30-yarder with 9 minutes 26 seconds to play.

Roethlisberger then directed Pittsburgh to the win with a 92-yard drive in the final three minutes.

On the shoulders of Giants

The victory enabled Pittsburgh to join the New York Giants, Tennessee Titans and Arizona Cardinals as division champions.

The Giants won the NFC East championship last week, the Titans claimed the AFC South crown and the Cardinals took the NFC West.

"We are riding high right now," Holmes said.

In other matches the Houston Texans upset the Tennessee Titans 13-12, handing the Titans only their second loss of the season.

Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes as the Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants 20-8, and the NY Jets beat Buffalo Bills 31-27.

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