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An emotional Charlie Batch embraced on the Steelers sideline after 23-20 win over Baltimore

The Steelers longtime back-up quarterback may have played his last game, and he showed his emotion after defeating the Ravens 23-20 on the game's final play.




Pictures speak a thousand words, and hugs after epic performances speak something like 16,000 words.

Steelers quarterback put together his most memorable performance in what could be the final start of his career as the Steelers defeated the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 in Week 13.

Batch started the game off fairly blandly, having led the team to six points and three 3-and-outs in the first half. After Mike Wallace dropped a pass along the sideline, he overshot Wallace, who was wide open in the end zone, to end the first half after a Shaun Suisham field goal.

Batch tore through the Ravens in the fourth quarter after he threw an interception to Ed Reed in the end zone. After that, he completed eight consecutive passes, including a seven-yard throw to tight end Heath Miller that tied the game at 20.

He hit Wallace three times on the game's final drive, and two more completions went to Antonio Brown. A roughing the passer penalty on outside linebacker Paul Kruger led to the Steelers gaining field position for the game-winning kick.

And Batch cried. Deservedly so.

Charlie Batch became a hero in Pittsburgh in Week 13 of the 2012 season. Partially because of his amazing performance in the fourth quarter, but perhaps more because Batch did not play well leading up to that quarter.

Batch gave the Steelers everything he had, and he showed it after the game.