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Leftwich Takes a Beating

Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post Gazette

If Byron Leftwich were a boxer, he’d have climbed through the ropes Sunday night with a scouting report that he was rusty as a wet razor, that he couldn’t connect with the right hook and that he had anvils for feet.

Then he’d have scored a first-round knockdown by floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee.

Hey, the Steelers were dressed for the latter, right?

And then …

Well, the trouble with this bout at Heinz Field — taken by the Ravens, 13-10, on all three judges’ scorecards — is that there were still a lot of rounds to go, a lot of punches to be thrown.

And man, did Leftwich bear the brunt of those punches.

 

 

 

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