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Defenses on display on MNF

Michele Tafoya takes a look at the Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers matchup on MNF.

Updated: November 2, 2007, 3:46 PM ET
By Michele Tafoya | ESPN Insider
It's probably a good thing that Steelers first-year head coach Mike Tomlin wasn't around last season to experience the way the Ravens mauled the Steelers.

But here's what Tomlin undoubtedly knows about the way in which Baltimore dominated Pittsburgh in their two meetings last season:

The Ravens sacked Ben Roethlisberger a total of 14 times in the two games, while the Steelers' defense couldn't muster up a single sack of its own. The Ravens held Willie Parker to 51 yards on 23 carries over the two games and the Ravens forced Roethlisberger into four interceptions.


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