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[News] Report: Ben Roethlisberger Out vs. Ravens

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Jay Glazer from FOX reports that Byron Leftwich will start in place of Ben Roethlisberger this week.

[url=http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/Report-Ben-Roethlisberger-Out-vs-Ravens/2de07680-b715-4055-8829-51581327d34a]View the full article[/url]
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Still have to prepare for the Steelers. It'll still be a tough game. But they'll certainly be running more. Get out to an early lead and force Leftwich to pass and make mistakes.
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If you look at last years' two games and the two the year before, you will see that Flacco has been the X factor. I believe he will be again on Sunday night.

While it is always a "too close to call" game, the past two seasons have shown me that when Flacco is up against the best, he tends to elevate his game.

In the victories, Flacco has played his usual game: spreading the ball around, making incredible throws and generally running the show.

In the losses, Flacco has also played his usual game: spreading the ball around, making incredible throws and generally running the show. Only in the losses, he has made that one critical mistake.

It looks like he has started to avoid the critical mistake both at home and on the road.

This could be a long evening for the Steelers.
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Leftwich is not mobile at ALL anymore. His accuracy is almost non-existent as well. We should be rushing this QB from the start (listening Pees?). He folds under pressure.

Still, I'll believe Ben is not playing on Sunday night after kick off.
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Still the Ravens must not take the Steelers lightly . The Steelers still have the best defence in game today . As a Ravens fan I can only hope our offence shows up as they did this past Sunday .
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Stop the Run and Reed will take care of Leftwich's attempts to pass the ball...
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So all the "experts" say Ravens win if Big Ben is out.... I've got news for them, Ravens CAN win with Big Ben playing!! Unless last year's games were imaginary!! I know, it's a new year but I truly think they got the crux resolved last year!! I think games will remain close but I do have more confidence in how the Ravens play against Pittsburgh!
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Eventhough Rice did not have a super productive day against the Raiders I liked the pass-to-run ratio. The Ravens tested out the Raiders run defense early on and then made the appropriate adjustments. I think/hope, that our offense finally figured out how it needs to play and officially overcame it's run/pass identity crisis. If true, Joe and Ray will get us the W's easy. Joe Flacco&Ray Rice = Future of the Franchise. LET THE NEW ERA BEGIN!!!
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I can see how Pittsburgh would choose to hold Ben out now as opposed to later. They would benefit more by him being healthy at the end of the year. But I'm still not sold on the fact that he's not going to play. But like I said before, it doesn't really matter. We just need to go in there and handle business.
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How can your team be 6-3 and your qb is "in the conversation for MVP " I don't get it. WE need to play this game they have good players on that team they have a good defense . I saw what the chiefs did to them but we can not go up there and think its a skate in the park .
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Is it just me or did that injury look contrived when it happened? I am beginning to think Ben really doesn't like playing in these games against the Ravens-- even though he does well in most of them. The game that Dixon started a couple of years ago; I remember Hines Ward questioning Ben's toughness and commitment to the team after Ben sat out with "concussion like symptoms"... Am I reading it wrong here?
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Glazer's reports don't count for me. I'll believe it when the Steelers announce it.

If Ben doesn't play, that actually makes it harder on our offense. For some reason, the Steeler defense really "brings it" when Ben is out.
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I can guarantee that we are not taking this team lightly. The Ravens understand what is on the line this week. You can rest assured that the team will be ready to play.
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Im tired of hearing that that the Ravens can win now cuz Ben is not playing. Ravens have and can beat the Steelers with or without Ben under center, yes it certainly improves our chances with Ben out, but c'mon the media and some people act like the Ravens have not been one of the AFC's elite for a while now, Ravens are as good as any team out there, and when the big games come around the Ravens always play up to the moment. Lets keep getting better every week and finally bring the Lombardi back to Baltimore.
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The OL needs to step up, if they keep playing like they have been it will be just like the Houston game, the steelers D is ranked #1 and Joe and the OL need to be ready.
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If the Browns put up a good fight at home of course Pitt will With or without Ben. This would be a great time for the O to perform lights out on the road.
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thank you moderator for deleting that offensive comment. On another note, let the media dog us. We thrive as the underdog. I love it when the media dogs us.
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Their top passing offensive weapon is out. Our top defensive passing weapon ( L Webb) is out. Now we're even.

No excuses will be accepted coming from Pitt after we crush their you know whats !!!
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[quote name='ravens2thebowl' timestamp='1352906754' post='1218801']
I can guarantee that we are not taking this team lightly. The Ravens understand what is on the line this week. You can rest assured that the team will be ready to play.
[/quote]True even if Tomlin plays QB they'll still get our best lol
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We can beat them with or without Ben . The have the number one defense ,,, and the chiefs repeatedly ran all over them , and torched the secondary if it wans't for complete stupidity the chiefs would have won . I agree we can't take this lightly the o-line will have to keep joe uppright but you can order fast food in the time it takes byron to throw the ball . I say ram it down there throat foot on the gas the whole way .
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Tamba Hali and Houston did us such a favor. This will be the easiest division to win in recent years. His injury could not come at a better time. I pray he gets well, but not until after the playoffs are over.
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[quote name='runamuk' timestamp='1352907336' post='1218827']
We can beat them with or without Ben . The have the number one defense ,,, and the chiefs repeatedly ran all over them , and torched the secondary if it wans't for complete stupidity the chiefs would have won . I agree we can't take this lightly the o-line will have to keep joe uppright but you can order fast food in the time it takes byron to throw the ball . I say ram it down there throat foot on the gas the whole way .
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154 yards, 0 TDs on 11/26 passing is not a torching by any standard.
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Paul Kruger on NFL morning

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-am/0ap2000000094734/Paul-Kruger-on-Roethlisberger-s-injury
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I hope no fan thinks for a second, that it will make Sunday's game more of a sure thing or an easy win.

Yes, Ben is out, but Leftwich (or whoever the Steelers 2 QB was) is quite a question mark and I am not sure that our DC is competent enough to prepare the unit for him.

Also, that means that the Steelers will run MUCH more and use different RBs and formations etc. The only reason we shut out Raiders running game was the big lead we got early on. Seriously, I'm very-very concerned about our run-D on Sunday. Really hope my concerns will be extinguished this week, though.
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[quote name='Zeus' timestamp='1352908530' post='1218851']
Paul Kruger on NFL morning

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-am/0ap2000000094734/Paul-Kruger-on-Roethlisberger-s-injury
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Thanks for posting that!
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We know what it's like to lose a star player who is off to an MVP-type campaign (Lardarius Webb). So, once again, if it's sympathy the Squeelers are looking for, they'll find it in the dictionary between...! Go Ravens!!! :)
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Our defense needs to get back to playing Raven Defense. This is what our future will look like when The General
( Ray Lewis ) decides to hang it up. Now is the time and today is the day for us to prove we can stop the run and shut down the pass. This is the game to start building that momentum.
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Kamui, that is well said. We have alot of talent on that side of the ball, and we can still shut teams down. Now is the time for this unit to start rolling.
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I wanted big ben to play because it wont be the same because this is the best "Rivalry" known to MAN! I feel we are about to see what's in the Ravens "Repertoire" because I really feel they havent shown us everything yet! Oh well, "Grass Stains" look good on byron's jersey also and their fans know Joe Flacco and Ray Rice are coming! They met Torrey already and now they are about to meet Jacoby! Lol! 8-2!
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[quote name='berad' timestamp='1352903714' post='1218754']
Won't believe it until it's official
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it's now official [url="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/14/steelers-make-it-official-ben-is-out-for-sunday/"]http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/14/steelers-make-it-official-ben-is-out-for-sunday/[/url]
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[quote name='riseNConquer81' timestamp='1352908248' post='1218843']
154 yards, 0 TDs on 11/26 passing is not a torching by any standard.
[/quote]Fair enough my point was the steelers are playing like crap have been all year imo.
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Anybody that watched the second half of the KC game knows deep down that NO WAY can "way over the hill" Leftwich do any damage to any NFL team. Steelers are done unless they get Ben back in three weeks or get another QB.
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Adam Schefter is reporting that "doctors are concerned that Bens rib injury could lead to more internal damage if he were to play Sunday".

He might be out for both our games
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[quote name='Kamui (Pron. Cam ~ We )' timestamp='1352909523' post='1218874']
Our defense needs to get back to playing Raven Defense. This is what our future will look like when The General
( Ray Lewis ) decides to hang it up. Now is the time and today is the day for us to prove we can stop the run and shut down the pass. This is the game to start building that momentum.
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The defense must play what the players can play - individually and as a unit. I'm not sure the guys we have now could/should play absolutely the same our D played years ago. I'm not saying they couldn't/shouldn't play better - but I don't think it would be wise to expect the to play on a level they simply can't anyomore.

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[quote name='bioLarzen' timestamp='1352910285' post='1218899']
The defense must play what the players can play - individually and as a unit. I'm not sure the guys we have now could/should play absolutely the same our D played years ago. I'm not saying they couldn't/shouldn't play better - but I don't think it would be wise to expect the to play on a level they simply can't anyomore.

bio
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I agree Bio, they definitly need to play better but the days of having the #1 defense is slowly slipping away :( We wasted the opportunity of multiple rings when we had the #1 defense and Boller as our QB and Bilick as our coach...Our teams is/has become more offensive and a decent defense...
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[quote name='Zeus' timestamp='1352910248' post='1218898']
Adam Schefter is reporting that "doctors are concerned that Bens rib injury could lead to more internal damage if he were to play Sunday".

He might be out for both our games
[/quote]

That just breaks my heart...
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[quote name='ibleedpurpleandblack' timestamp='1352911700' post='1218921']
That just breaks my heart...
[/quote]

Hope I didnt ruin your day...lol
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All I know is I am Sick and Tired of listening to Heath Evans from NFL Network Bash the Ravens week in and week out ... That boy is swoll about us and somewhere in time the Ravens stuck a Thorn in his Side... I can't wait til after this weeks game when Heath will be eating his words once again and making some other Excuse as to Why the Ravens beat the Squeelers and Not give Credit where Credit is Due. We have beat the Squeelers with Ben and Without and it doesn't matter what our situation seems to be.. WE STILL CAN'T GET THE RESPECT WE DESERVE!!!
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[quote name='ravensdfan' timestamp='1352904337' post='1218762']
Still, I'll believe Ben is not playing on Sunday night after kick off.
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Me too. We should continue to get ready believing he will. He's not the whole team, there are other offensive and defensive players that need to be covered.
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Yup he is out. No Doubt. O baby, i cant get any smack talk from anyone here in pittsburgh. I'm loving it. The sqeelers are in trouble. I think Flacco and the O, will have a tough but sound game against that D. I thought in off season we would sweep them. And i still think that. Yup we did it last yr, and we going to do it this year. Again the whole AFC north will be swept, AGAIN!!!
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we must get pressure on leftwich and cameron must be aggressive and not worry about flacco making mistakes.
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[quote name='Purple Nurple' timestamp='1352906790' post='1218805']
I just did a Jacoby Jones touchdown celebration.
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Did you finish off with that snap ? I think Jones could be very hepful this weekend, with his speed and he fights for the ball. I love T Smith but he is not the most aggressive when it comes to claiming the ball in a fight. Jones has that just one more yard attitude and usually is not denied.
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