Top 5 moments of the Ravens-Steelers rivalry

January 12, 2011 | Luke Jones

1. Scott blows up Big Ben – Nov. 26, 2006

Never was there a more perfect day — from the Baltimore perspective — in the 15-year history of the Ravens-Steelers rivalry than the late-November meeting at M&T Bank Stadium in 2006.

The Ravens whipped the Steelers in every facet of the game, sacking Ben Roethlisberger nine times including a hit from Bart Scott that represents the Ravens’ high point in the history of the rivalry.

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“That’s probably the hardest I’ve ever been hit in my life,” said Roethlisberger about Scott’s crushing blow that lifted the 240-pound quarterback right off his feet. “I didn’t see the guy coming.”

Bart Scott

Indeed.

The Ravens would win again at Pittsburgh in late December, completing their only season sweep over the Steelers on their way to a franchise-best 13-3 mark.

For a team having been on the receiving end of several trips to the woodshed — before and after that day in 2006 — it was a glorious afternoon embarrassing the Ravens’ biggest foe.

Check back later in the week at WNST.net for the five lowest moments of the Ravens-Steelers rivalry.

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