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.

45 responses to “Roethlisberger has fared very well against Flacco

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Carson Palmer/Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens:

    9 wins – 4 losses

    ben roethlisberger vs. Baltimore Ravens:

    9 wins – 5 losses

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

  5. 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

  6. 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!!!!

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

  8. 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!

  9. “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.

  10. “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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

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    Bengals SB wins since Joe was born: 0

  18. 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 🙂

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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…?

  23. 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.

  24. 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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