Hauschka keeps leg up in kicking competition

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Ravens coach John Harbaugh wouldn't declare Steve Hauschka the winner of the kicking battle Thursday night, but the second-year player did his best to make the decision easier.

Hauschka converted both of his field goals in the Ravens' preseason finale, including an impressive 46-yarder late in the fourth quarter.

"I knew my job was probably riding on it," Hauschka said of the 46-yard field goal. "So I felt some pressure on that one."

After coming under scrutiny for missing a 27-yard field goal Saturday, Hauschka bounced back to finish six of seven on field goals for the preseason (85.7 percent). Hauschka's competitor, rookie Graham Gano, didn't attempt a field goal Thursday.

Harbaugh declined to name Hauschka his kicker after the game but said, "Coming out there and making that last kick was good."

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