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."