I’m usually a little apprehensive about when the Steelers face off against the Suck-Ravens. These games end up being extremely physical, due to the fact that the Ravens play dirty. It was the Ravens after all that ushered in the Big Ben era when Tommy Maddox took a questionable hit in Week 2 of the 2004-05 season. The Steelers have been playing well this season, and as I’ve been saying all along … they look like the Super Bowl XL team. I was feeling good about their Monday Night Football appearance, but apparently James Harrison was feeling significantly better.
In what became a 38-7 rout of the Ravens, Harrison had 2 1/2 sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and an interception … all in the first half. He terrorized the Raven’s O-Line, and made Steve McNair into his personal tackling dummy. The offense was spectacular as well, with Ben going 13-16 for 209 yds and 5 touchdowns. The Steelers offensive line were spectacular in protecting the pocket and allowing Ben time to pick his targets.
The Steelers abused the Ravens to the point that I almost felt bad for them. It was at that point that I realized that they were the Ravens and deserved no such consideration. I hate the Ravens.