Posted: 11/18/2012 7:26:47 PM
While the Ravens have won all four games against the Steelers without
Roethlisberger, the margin of victory has been tight. The four wins
have come by a combined score of 15 points.
The last time the
Ravens faced the Steelers without Roethlisberger was in 2010, when he
was suspended for the first four games of the season. Batch started in
his place and nearly led the Steelers to a 4-0 start in Roethlisberger’s
absence, but a touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to T.J. Houshmandzadeh at Heinz field gave the Ravens a 17-14 victory with 32 seconds left.
In 2009, Dennis Dixon
started in place of Roethlisberger and kept it close at M&T Bank
Stadium before throwing an interception in overtime to set up a Ravens’
game-winning field goal. Dixon is now on the Ravens practice squad.
Ravens beat the Steelers 27-21 with Batch as the starting quarterback
in 2007, which turned out to be Brian Billick’s final game as the head
coach. The other win without Roethlisberger came in 2005, when the
Ravens won an overtime game 16-13 with Tommy Maddox at quarterback.