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2012 NFL Schedule Week 3: Steelers Head Across Country To Take On Raiders

Fresh from their first victory of the 2012 season over the New York Jets, the Pittsburgh Steelers will fly cross-country in Week 3 to take on the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on Sunday.

Expecting to be without both safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker James Harrison, the Steelers will have a showdown with the 0-2 Raiders, who lost 35-13 to the Miami Dolphins in Week 2.

Without Polamalu and Harrison, the Steelers were able to keep the Jets in check and have a bye week in Week 4.

Other key games from around the AFC North to keep an eye on:

Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots, Sept. 23, 8:20 p.m.

The week's marquee matchup is also its Sunday night showdown as the pair of 1-1 teams square off in primetime.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Washington Redskins, Sept. 23, 1 p.m.

Cincinnati's defense will be tested against Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Cleveland Browns vs. Buffalo Bills, Sept. 23, 1 p.m.

The Browns are the AFC North division's only 0-2 squad, and will look to get their first win at home against the Bills to keep up with the rest of the division.

For more Pittsburgh Steeler coverage, check out Behind the Steel Curtain.

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