Make Big Ben’s Life Miserable
The Ravens know better than any team in the NFL, that the only way to stop Roethlisberger is to get him on the ground. The last time the Ravens played the Steelers, Roethlisberger was coming back from a leg injury. Now, the Steelers quarterback is at full strength. The Ravens have to make him uncomfortable, give him constant pressure and make sure to get as many hits on him as possible.
Look for Pees to pull into his bag of tricks. Look for creative stunts that gets the Steelers offensive line in tough spots. The Ravens are going to bring timely blitzes to get the Steelers off the field. That’s what they did in November and that’s what they will do again. This time Elvis Dumervil is back from his ankle injury, which adds explosive ability to the Ravens pass rush.
Any time the Ravens can get pressure with a four or five man rush will be huge. Pees has to call a masterful game if the Ravens are going to win.