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The tight end tandem of Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta combined for seven receptions, 104 yards and a touchdown. Evans didn’t have a catch despite being targeted four times by quarterback Joe Flacco, but his presence as a deep threat cleared the middle of the field.

Lee opened up a couple crossing routes for us where he took the top off the coverage,” Harbaugh said. “If they don’t run with him, Joe is going to throw it to him. I think he had that type of an impact. He played well; he was a factor, no doubt.”

So was Ricky Williams, who ran 12 times for 63 yards and caught a pass out of the backfield. In addition, Vonta Leach, the replacement for departed free agent Le’Ron McClain, helped clear the way for Ray Rice to run for 107 yards.

“We got whipped in every facet of the game,” Pittsburgh safety Ryan Clark said. “There were the more physical team, the more aggressive team. They were the team more technically sound. They’re just the better team right now.”