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2012 NFL power rankings: Steelers fall to No. 9 after loss to Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers have fallen five spots down to No. 9 in the NFL power rankings from SB Nation after losing the Baltimore Ravens.

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell to 6-4 after losing to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night, breaking a four-game winning streak and sending them down five spots to No. 9 in the SB Nation power rankings. The Steelers were without Ben Roethlisberger against the Ravens, and hung close before losing 13-10, but backup quarterback Byron Leftwich suffered broken ribs during the game. Pittsburgh will now turn to Charlie Batch until Roethlisberger can get healthy.

In Joel Thorman's rankings at SB Nation, he takes note of this as he moves the Steelers down to ninth:

9. Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 4, 6-4): Ben Roethlisberger went down. Then Byron Leftwich went down. What happens if Charlie Batch gets hurt? Where's Antwaan Randle El when you need him?

The Steelers have signed Brian Hoyer to serve as the backup to Batch, but hope that the 37-year-old Batch is able to stay healthy and lead Pittsburgh to a win over the struggling Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Nov. 25.

The Ravens moved up one spot to No. 4 after beating the Steelers. As for the rest of the AFC North, the Bengals are ranked No. 17 and the Browns come in at No. 29.

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