Just because the Steelers and Ravens are hated rivals doesn’t mean the two teams can’t end things on a good note.
Throughout his 18 years in the league, the Steelers signal caller has engaged in countless battles with the division-rival Baltimore Ravens defense. The majority of those times, he has come out on top. Roethlisberger has gone 18-11 against the Ravens over his career and has been sacked 76 times — the most by any opponent. 2 of his victories and one lost came from the playoffs.
Roethlisberger could have played the final game on Sunday in Week 18 against the Baltimore Ravens, but things played out perfectly and now he’ll be in the playoffs for the final time.
It was an emotional day for Big Ben in Week 18 with him sharing what he told the oppsoing team before he left the field.
“I told a lot of those guys I’m not going to miss playing them,” Roethlisberger said of the Ravens’ D, per Sporting News. “Football is already a very violent game. But you know playing these guys has always been one where you wake up on Monday morning, whatever the next day is and you’re hurt. And it’s never dirty. It’s just good, old-fashioned football.”
His career might not be over yet, but his regular season career is certainly done. He ends it with a 165-81-1 record with 64,088 yards, 418 touchdowns, and 211 interceptions. He was the 2004 rookie of the year and a six-time Pro Bowler over his 18-year career.
On Sunday night, Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers with face of against the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC Wild Card matchup.