Big Ben Rings in Rout of Ravens

5 TDs from Roethlisberger seal Pittsburgh's 38-7 crushing of division rivals
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2007 5:52 AM CST
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, 7, throws to receiver Santonio Holmes for a long third-quarter gain under pressure from Baltimore Ravens' Terrell Suggs (55) during NFL football action...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Ben Roethlisberger put on a show on the Monday Night stage last night, overcoming both the Ravens' defense and an injured hip to throw five touchdowns in the Steelers' 38-7 win over Baltimore. When Roethlisberger wasn't on the field, linebacker James Harrison was, picking up nine tackles, 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and an interception, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Ravens team that sacked Roethlisberger 14 times in two blowout games last year found itself on the wrong side of an uneven matchup: Steve McNair was sacked six times and had just 63 yards passing to Big Ben's 209, and the Baltimore offense lost three fumbles in the first quarter alone. "This game was on national TV," said McNair. "It hurts."