OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens won’t drastically alter their game plan Sunday night just because Ben Roethlisberger threw for 522 yards and six touchdowns last week.
Harassing and containing Roethlisberger would have been a priority regardless of how the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback fared in a 51-34 rout of Indianapolis.
“We knew before they even played that game that we were going to have to be on point in the secondary,” Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb said Wednesday.
Then, referring to Roethlisberger by his jersey number, Webb added, “It’s always been: Stop 7. If we can stop 7, we can win the game.”
That’s what the Ravens did in a 26-6 victory over Pittsburgh last month. Roethlisberger was sacked twice, threw an interception and had only 217 yards passing in the lopsided defeat.
“It’s how you execute,” Baltimore safety Matt Elam said. “We executed well in that first game…
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