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One and 'whoa' Steelers left with plenty to work on as Ravens loom

  • Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham (6), left, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a 41-yard field goal as time ran out in the fourth quarter of the NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns  on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 30-27. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham (6), left, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a 41-yard field goal as time ran out in the fourth quarter of the NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 30-27. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin (11) celebrates with wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (18) after making a touchdown catch in the fourth quarter of the NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin (11) celebrates with wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (18) after making a touchdown catch in the fourth quarter of the NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham (6), right, hits a 41-yard field goal as time runs out in the fourth quarter of the NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 30-27 the field goal as time ran out in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

    Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham (6), right, hits a 41-yard field goal as time runs out in the fourth quarter of the NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 30-27 the field goal as time ran out in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Don Wright)  (The Associated Press)

The Pittsburgh Steelers escaped their season opener with a victory and with plenty to work on heading into Thursday's game at Baltimore.

The Steelers let a 24-point lead slip away before Shaun Suisham's field goal at the gun allowed Pittsburgh to escape with a 30-27 win.

Coach Mike Tomlin says the defense needs to do a better job of communicating after allowing the Browns to score on four straight possessions in the second half. Cleveland racked up 288 yards following halftime and nearly won in Pittsburgh for the first time in more than a decade.

The Steelers have struggled on the road against the Ravens in recent years, winning just once in their last five visits to Baltimore.

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