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By Ken Murray, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2011
Like a ghostly apparition from their past, Ben Roethlisberger will materialize in front of the Ravens on Saturday in Heinz Field and try to vanquish their Super Bowl aspirations for the second time in three seasons. The Pittsburgh Steelers' seven-year veteran has been equal parts quarterback, magician and tormentor to the Ravens while winning his last six starts against them, often in extraordinary fashion. There was the phantom touchdown throw to Santonio Holmes — who did not appear to break the plane of the goal line — that beat the Ravens, 13-9, at M&T Bank Stadium in December 2008 and won the AFC North title.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
The Ravens' already thin secondary was tested Thursday night when cornerback Asa Jackson suffered a second-quarter concussion and joined inactive cornerback Lardarius Webb on the sideline. Jackson's departure left the team with two active cornerbacks, but one was 2011 first-round pick Jimmy Smith, who locked down Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown and helped hold Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger without a touchdown for the first time in 30 games. “It was an unusual matchup, something I've never really done before in my career, even in college or high school, no matter what - just being a bigger guy on such a small, fast guy like [Brown]
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By Ron Cook and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | November 26, 2012
The Steelers lost here to a really bad Cleveland Browns team on a frigid December Thursday night in 2009. It was their fifth consecutive defeat and left them with a 6-7 record. Nose tackle Casey Hampton put their playoff chances into perspective. "This [bleep's] a wrap. " It's fair to wonder if the Steelers are at that point again after another loss here Sunday to a really bad Browns team. Hampton was right in '09. The Steelers missed the playoffs despite winning their final three games.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
When the Ravens' pass rushers went after Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton on Sunday, they got stonewalled by his blockers. The Ravens finished with zero sacks and zero quarterback hits in the 23-16 defeat, as Dalton had plenty of time to operate. The Ravens play the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight at M&T Bank Stadium and will need to generate pressure against star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. "Yeah, we got to do a better job of trying to get to him," said outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil,  who had one tackle in the opener.
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The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2012
Aaron Wilson: This is a serious setback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger is the heart and soul of this football team, the escape artist who makes Houdini-like moves to extend plays and deliver the football down the field. He's tough, smart and talented. With unconfirmed reports out now that the quarterback has a separated throwing shoulder and is likely out for Sunday's game against the Ravens and possibly longer, this changes the equation dramatically for the Steelers heading into this AFC North showdown.
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By Edward Lee | January 3, 2013
No one would confuse Andrew Luck with the Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III, the Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton or the Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson - three quarterbacks who finished the regular season at the top of the NFL at their position in rushing. But that doesn't mean that the Indianapolis Colts rookie can't take off when he wants to or has to. Luck ranks second in the AFC and eighth in the league in rushing, compiling 255 yards. His five rushing touchdowns put him in a third-place tie with the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick behind Newton (eight)
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The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
On Wednesday, Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel wrote about how it is now a close call when debating which quarterback is the AFC North's best : the Ravens' Joe Flacco or the Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger. To accompany the post, we included a poll for readers to vote on which quarterback they would rather have. Flacco jumped out to an early lead, but Roethlisberger roared ahead, perhaps because an official fan Facebook page encouraged Steelers fans to stuff the ballot box. At one point, Roethlisberger had 95 percent of the votes . Ravens fans struck back, and as of lunch time on Thursday, Flacco had a narrow lead with 51 percent of more than 20,000 votes.
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By Matt Vensel | October 16, 2013
PITTSBURGH -- Terrell Suggs has hammered Ben Roethlisberger many times over the past decade. In fact, no player has sacked Roethlisberger more often than Suggs, who has toppled Big Ben 15.5 times during his career. Yet, despite the punishing hits that Suggs has given him over the years, Roethlisberger stood in the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room Wednesday and tossed verbal bouquets in the rush linebacker's direction. “I respect him. I respect the way he play the game,” Roethlisberger said.
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By Edward Lee | November 16, 2012
It's been almost 48 hours since the Pittsburgh Steelers ruled out Ben Roethlisberger for Sunday night's AFC North showdown, but the quarterback is still on the minds of several Ravens defensive players. Answering a question about the challenge of defending Steelers wide receivers Mike Wallace and Emmanuel Sanders, cornerback Corey Graham referred to Roethlisberger, not his replacement Byron Leftwich. “We were looking at the film and all of those guys are good,” Graham said Thursday.
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By Edward Lee | October 11, 2012
When Tony Romo escapes pressure, darts away from an opponent, and finds a receiver for a gain, the Ravens see similarities between the Dallas Cowboys quarterback and the Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger. “This guy is very elusive, he's athletic. It's the same thing with Roethlisberger,” said defensive coordinator Dean Pees, who referenced a play in the Cowboys' 27-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks where Romo spun out of a collapsing pocket and found wide receiver Miles Austin downfield for a 20-yard gain.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
Now that Ray Rice has held a widely criticized news conference Friday that included some awkward, off-the-cuff moments and no public apology to his wife, just months after their physical altercation at an Atlantic City, N.J., casino, the Ravens' star running back is hoping for a much smoother experience on the football field. That return could be delayed, though, by a punishment under the NFL's personal-conduct policy. The Ravens are bracing for a potential multiple-game suspension, but no discipline has been determined, and Rice is expected to meet soon with commissioner Roger Goodell.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
  Ravens running back Ray Rice has been accepted into a diversionary program that could allow him to clear his record of charges that he knocked his then-fiancee unconscious in a New Jersey casino, but he could still face discipline from the NFL.   Rice, 27, earlier this month pleaded not guilty to one count of third-degree aggravated assault and instead sought entry into a pre-trial intervention program for first-time offenders....
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The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2013
Bal timore Sun staff members give their thoughts on the Ravens ' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium in Week 13 of the NFL season. Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: Did you expect anything less from a Ravens-Steelers game? If the Ravens do indeed go on to make a playoff run, they'll likely look back on this game as the impetus of it. Again, the victory was not without its flaws. The Ravens struggled to finish drives and the pass rush was ineffective.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2013
Justin Tucker has emerged as the Ravens' top offensive weapon lately, and been one of the most reliable kickers in the NFL. Tucker delivered in the clutch again during a 22-20 victory Thursday night over the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium, connecting on all five field goals to tie a single-game franchise record previously reached by Matt Stover (four times) and Billy Cundiff (twice). With made kicks from 43, 34, 38, 45 and 48 yards against the Steelers, Tucker has connected on 27 consecutive field goals.
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The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
The Baltimore Sun's experts make their predictions for the Week 13 game between the Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium. Monique Jones Ravens 20, Steelers 17 The Ravens let a close one slip away the last time these two teams met. But considering what is on the line, the Ravens will do just enough to squeeze out a win. Mike Preston Ravens 20, Steelers 17 This is another must-win situation for...
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Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2013
Terrell Suggs didn't want to hear about how the Ravens were still right in the thick of the AFC North race or about how they still had nine games remaining and a bye week to make much-needed corrections. After watching the defense he leads let Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger drive down the field in the final two minutes and set up Shaun Suisham's 42-yard field goal as time expired, Suggs wasn't in the mood to mince words. He used the words “sick” and “disgusting” to describe Sunday's 19-16 loss the Steelers before an announced 62,295 at Heinz Field and he acknowledged that he's very concerned with what has become of the Ravens' 2013 season.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | November 14, 2012
As the Ravens prepare for Sunday's AFC North showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, they don't know if they'll face one of their biggest tormentors or a well-traveled veteran who hasn't started a game since 2009. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, suffered a Sternoclavicular sprain of his right shoulder in Monday night's 16-13 overtime victory against the Kansas City Chiefs, and his status is “questionable” for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
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By Edward Lee | November 29, 2012
The Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger was listed as limited in Wednesday's practice, which was interpreted as a boost in the arm for the Steelers who have dropped two straight games without their franchise quarterback. But a report in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review described Roethlisberger's workout as very brief, his light throwing ending even before some of his teammates reached the practice field. Does this mean that Pittsburgh will err on the side of caution and shelve Roethlisberger for at least another week to give his dislocated ribs and sprained right throwing shoulder more time to heal?
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2013
Jeff Zrebiec breaks down each facet of Sunday's game between the Ravens and Steelers at Heinz Field (4:25 p.m. on CBS). RAVENS PASSING GAME: Quarterback Joe Flacco has played well against the Steelers lately, averaging 228.4 yards passing while throwing six touchdowns and one interception in the past five matchups. Even as the Ravens' wide receivers get healthier, Flacco is still getting hit too much - he's been sacked 19 times - and he has more interceptions (8) than touchdowns (7)
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By Matt Vensel | October 18, 2013
The Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers renew the NFL's hardest-hitting rivalry Sunday at Heinz Field. Prominent players like Ray Lewis and Hines Ward are gone and neither team has a winning record, but you can count on a close game when these teams crash into each other. Eight of the past 10 regular-season games have been decided by a field goal, so it wasn't bold of me to predict a three-point Steelers win. These predictions are a little bolder, though. 1. NEITHER TEAM WILL ECLIPSE 50 RUSHING YARDS: Both the Ravens and Steelers, two teams that used to run the rock with the best of them, are still trying to establish their running games.
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