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Roethlisberger has fared very well against Flacco

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Maybe Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger should want at least $20.1 million per year.

That’s the salary Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco currently earns, and Roethlisberger has for the most part owned Flacco during their respective NFL careers.

Since 2008, Roethlisberger has a 7-2 record against Flacco, including a 3-1 mark at Baltimore, the site of Thursday night’s game between the two teams.

Roethlisberger actually has missed four games against the Ravens and Flacco — two due to injury in 2012, one due to suspension in 2010, and one due to a concussion with symptoms that flared up a day before the game.

Still, head to head Roethlisberger had consistently gotten the better of Flacco.  If Ben does it again on Thursday night, maybe he will have made a strong case to at least be as paid as well as Flacco.

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45 Responses to “Roethlisberger has fared very well against Flacco”
  1. don2074978 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:52 PM

    Everyone in sports media needs to stop this Manning vs Brady, Ben VS Flacco garbage. The QB plays against the defense not against the other QB. Yegads

  2. cornellsteelers says: Nov 26, 2013 6:53 PM

    The team with the better QB usually wins.

  3. thepftpoet says: Nov 26, 2013 6:56 PM

    The Steelers 0-6 run continues….

    Jealous?

    Aaaaand we march.

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 26, 2013 6:57 PM

    He needs a big game. This could be a contract week.

  5. blackngold4life says: Nov 26, 2013 6:59 PM

    Ratbirds better hope Ben gets sick tomorrow night..But I expect a typical Steelers Ravens slug fest 21-17 winner of the turnovers wins the game.

  6. steelerrc says: Nov 26, 2013 7:04 PM

    Its always a good game between the Ravens and Steelers. Even when Charlie Batch was at QB…..

  7. kilo0986 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:08 PM

    Yes Ravens, we own you.

  8. baltimoresnativeson says: Nov 26, 2013 7:22 PM

    Joes 1st few years in the league he got his butt handed to him by Ben. Which is what a veteran QB should have done to a young guy. But Joe did sweep Ben the last full year Ben played though. Things have become a lot more even since Joe has gotten some years of experience.

    If Ben and Joe came in the league the same year I could see the argument, But Ben should have the statistical advantage being 4 years his senior, Like Joe has the advantage on Dalton, and Brady has the advantage on Ben, and so on and so on.

  9. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 26, 2013 7:24 PM

    Carson Palmer/Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens:

    9 wins – 4 losses

    ben roethlisberger vs. Baltimore Ravens:

    9 wins – 5 losses

  10. biglaj007 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:30 PM

    Yeah but Flacco has made the playoff every year since he entered the league & Ben has missed it two years in a row!!

  11. RavenzGunnerz says: Nov 26, 2013 7:36 PM

    ask any team if they would pay their QB $20mil/y to bring the super bowl home.

    any team would take that.

    Dallas, Seattle, Washington, Jets, SF, Atlanta, etc… they would not blink

  12. jmssportsfanatic4ever says: Nov 26, 2013 7:37 PM

    I would take my home team Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Big Ben on Thursday night, regardless of whether it’s on the road or at home in Heinz Field. Joe Flacco has proven himself up to this point in his career, but being from Pittsburgh, I don’t like the Baltimore Ravens. Yet, I respect most of the players they have on both sides of the field. HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO!!!!

  13. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 26, 2013 7:44 PM

    Ben has fared well against every QB in the league. Just more proof he is the best the sport has to offer.

    He leads The March.

  14. tedmurph says: Nov 26, 2013 7:46 PM

    Remember when this game meant something? Now it’s: ‘We’re not the worst, we’re not the worst’…

  15. slowboater1 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:47 PM

    Hmmm. Crown on the rocks, turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie and football on Thanksgiving. What could be better? The Ravens trashing the Squealers. That’s what!

  16. pdmjr says: Nov 26, 2013 7:55 PM

    Mr Rooney: “how much do you want Ben?”

    Ben: 22.5 per for 6 years sir.

    Mr Rooney: Done

  17. 4thqtrsaint says: Nov 26, 2013 8:05 PM

    Yeah, I’d love to see Flacco intercept a pass from Ben. You know, since they play against each other.

  18. kilo0986 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:25 PM

    @4thqtrsaint,
    That would never happen, flacco cries anytime he’s not behind the center.

  19. gabes2013 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:31 PM

    Flacco salary for this year is less than 10K.

  20. steelcurtainn says: Nov 26, 2013 8:43 PM

    Big Ben will get paid and yes for the most part has owned Flacco. The march for the playoffs continue Steelers win 23-13.

  21. coachjohnharbaugh says: Nov 26, 2013 8:51 PM

    lets see you do it again this time, ben.

    we’ll be waiting for you .. in the den.

    #WELCOMETOBALTIMORE

  22. siggtacular says: Nov 26, 2013 8:54 PM

    Classic rivals. Flacco vs Roethlisberger. But only one Super Bowl MVP!!!!!

    GO RAVENS!!!

  23. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 26, 2013 8:58 PM

    7-2 against Flacco. Yikes – what the heck happened in those 2 games.

  24. dbarnes337 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:03 PM

    “Roethlisberger actually has missed four games against the Ravens and Flacco — two due to injury in 2012, one due to suspension in 2010, and one due to a concussion with symptoms that flared up a day before the game.”
    ——–

    Maybe that’s the real problem. It’s hard to win when you are not on the field. The Steelers front office (and ownership) might not want to pay more money to a guy who seems to be aging quickly. Not to mention his off field problems.

  25. steelchampions says: Nov 26, 2013 9:11 PM

    “maybe he will have made a strong case to at least be as paid as well as Flacco.”

    Roethisberger can make a strong case whether or not the Steelers beat the Ravens. He’s been to two more Super Bowls, won one more Super Bowl, and performed better all the way around. He’ll get paid.

  26. apkyletexas says: Nov 26, 2013 9:29 PM

    As a Steeler fan, I couldn’t be happier with the Ravens’ accomplishments.

    The Ravens and Steelers rivalry has been the best in the NFL since 2000. They’ve had to battle through each other to 9 AFC Championship game appearances and 5 Super Bowl appearances.

    No other set of division rivals in the league can claim such success over that period of time. They’ve pushed each other to excel – most of the time, if a team was good enough to win the AFC North, they were probably good enough to play for a shot at the Super Bowl.

  27. lp0320 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:51 PM

    The Steelers need to focus on one game at a time. Both teams are in a position for a Wild Card, not to mention the AFC North Title because Cincinnati will implode. They always do. And Roethlisberger is the better QB.

  28. buzzbeaubank says: Nov 26, 2013 10:02 PM

    It’s not Joe’s fault Pittsburgh went 8-8 and he had to go through Denver and Foxboro instead last year. Maybe it’s time for another 35-7 boat race to remind the Yinzers what happens on the rare occasion this matchup gets out of hand.

  29. jmblosser82 says: Nov 26, 2013 10:05 PM

    Yea the ravens swept the steelers with Ben starting a dew years back but don’t forget the steelers did a 3 game sweep if their own.

    Don’t forget, Brady owns P Manning and Manning has been around a few years longer.

    I like the Steelers by 3 just for the fact they’ve been playing better all around then the Ravens.

  30. vincentbojackson says: Nov 26, 2013 10:13 PM

    Even Raven fan is smart enough to know Big Ben is the better QB.

    Big Ben:
    400 more yards passing this year
    A QBR OF 92.2 vs. Flacco 76.6
    5 more TD passes this year
    4 fewer interceptions than Flacco
    7-2 against Flacco for career
    3-0 against Ravens in playoffs
    3 Super Bowl appearances
    2 Rings
    2 pro bowl selections vs. Flacco’s none
    3 AFC Championships vs. Flacco’s one

  31. canedaddy says: Nov 26, 2013 10:14 PM

    I don’t know where this nonsense about QBs going head to head started, but it is one of the more obvious signs that the speaker knows next to nothing about football.

  32. winorlose6burgh says: Nov 26, 2013 10:33 PM

    Big Ben owns over paid joe

  33. ravenswhat says: Nov 26, 2013 11:00 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Nov 26, 2013 7:24 PM
    Carson Palmer/Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens:

    9 wins – 4 losses

    ben roethlisberger vs. Baltimore Ravens:

    9 wins – 5 losses

    15 23
    Report comment

    Bengals SB wins since Joe was born: 0

  34. jamson64 says: Nov 26, 2013 11:22 PM

    Re:

    coachjohnharbaugh says:
    Nov 26, 2013 8:51 PM

    So you’re suiting up pads and all . Good for you.

  35. Deb says: Nov 26, 2013 11:27 PM

    The only thing anyone needs to know about this game is that a possible playoff spot is on the line. Sounds like Steelers/Ravens football to me. And, yeah … I’ll bet on Ben :)

  36. sdakota says: Nov 26, 2013 11:55 PM

    last i saw flacco’s cap number is 6.8mill compared to benny’s 13.5 mill. you should really gather facts, before typing

  37. siggtacular says: Nov 27, 2013 2:23 AM

    Super Bowls

    Joe Flacco – 1

    Ben Roethlisberger – 2

    Super Bowl MVP

    Joe Flacco – 1

    Ben Roethlisberger – 0

    Flacco is a Super Bowl MVP

    GO RAVENS !!!!!

  38. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Nov 27, 2013 7:57 AM

    I too, am annoyed by the constant “matchup” of two QB’s who see each other for the brief handshake after the game and that’s about it.

  39. steelerben says: Nov 27, 2013 8:15 AM

    biglaj007 says:
    Nov 26, 2013 7:30 PM
    Yeah but Flacco has made the playoff every year since he entered the league & Ben has missed it two years in a row!!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And this season Flacco and the Ravens stand a very real chance of missing the playoffs. While 5-6 is keeping a lot of teams in the AFC alive in the hunt right now, 5-7 with the way the tie breakers play out is not mathematically eliminated but will make it so the Ravens would need a lot of help. Same goes for the Steelers.

    If anything, that is what makes the Thanksgiving nightcap exciting even for a Steelers v Ravens game. Not all the history of quarterbacks records, not last season’s championship, not two rings or six rings, but the fact that this is for all intents and purposes a playoff game.

  40. guitarkevin says: Nov 27, 2013 9:34 AM

    Do you all think Joe reall y gives a crap what any of us think? He had the stones to turn down an offer by the Ravens prior to the 2012 season and then won the Super Bowl and SB MVP. He got paid and every last one of you on this board that doesn’t root for him is flat out jealous.

    GET OVER IT ALREADY.

  41. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 27, 2013 9:57 AM

    Ben 7-2 versus Flacco. Yikes, what the heck happened on those 2 games.

  42. cfeeley52 says: Nov 27, 2013 10:14 AM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Nov 26, 2013 7:24 PM
    Carson Palmer/Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens:

    9 wins – 4 losses

    ben roethlisberger vs. Baltimore Ravens:

    9 wins – 5 losses
    ————————————–
    Hahahaha love that you had to resort to throwing Carson Palmer in the mix on this one. Care to post the Red Headed Squirt Gun’s record against the Ravens…?

  43. stillers213 says: Nov 27, 2013 10:35 AM

    Why is this site so obsessed with Ben’s contract situation? He is under contract for 2 more years anyway. They will do a new deal and resign him in the offseason through 2017. Key word is offseason. Let’s get back to just football.

  44. sbchampsagain says: Nov 27, 2013 10:47 AM

    There were a couple injuries and suspensions but prior to this year, Ben hadn’t beaten the Ravens since the 2010 season.

    Should be a good one tomorrow night!

  45. troy43mvp says: Nov 27, 2013 1:02 PM

    The fact Ben has owned Baltimore is just basic knowledge. Ben’s contract signing will not be based on the Ravens foolish spending of their own talentless qb. The Steelers are playing better than they were the last time the two teams had met. So expect the same proof of ownership provided by Ben in the past.

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