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The Ravens gave Ben Roethlisberger the anti-tribute solely Baltimore might

Ben Roethlisberger might have performed the ultimate recreation on Sunday in Week 18 in opposition to the Baltimore Ravens. The 39-year-old quarterback admitted he’s nearly definitely retiring after the yr, however his Steelers nonetheless had one thing to play for within the common season finale. If the Steelers might beat the Ravens, if the Jaguars shocked the Colts, and if Chargers-Raiders didn’t finish in a tie, then Pittsburgh would make the playoffs.

All of it occurred, and now the Steelers are again within the playoffs.

It turned out Roethlisberger had no less than another game-winning drive in him. The Pittsburgh QB led his workforce on a 15-play, 65-yard time beyond regulation drive that ended on a made subject aim from kicker Chris Boswell. The Steelers received, 16-13, to punch their playoff ticket when the Raiders beat the Chargers on Sunday night time.

There’s definitely no love misplaced between division rivals just like the Ravens and Steelers. With the sport in Baltimore, the Ravens took the chance to troll Roethlisberger with a video board montage of him getting sacked. A viral tweet from Pittsburgh reporter Dejan Kovacevic alerted the world to the Ravens’ anti-tribute, and fortuitously somebody within the stands recorded it.

That is the way you tease your ceaselessly rival in his last recreation in your stadium.

After all, the Ravens misplaced the sport, so Massive Ben bought the final chortle.

The Ravens web site did put collectively a enjoyable piece earlier than the sport the place former Ravens gamers talked about their rivalry with Roethlisberger. Whereas most stored it civil, former Baltimore linebacker Bart Scott threw a haymaker, saying “I genuinely do hate him.”

“For me, [I’ll always remember] all that he’s taken from me. Twice in my profession, he’s prevented me from going to the Tremendous Bowl. Folks at all times consider that once I left the Ravens and went to the AFC East it was the Patriots I hated. No, at the same time as a Jet, he stopped me from going to the Tremendous Bowl. I went to 3 AFC championships in a row and he stopped me from going to the Tremendous Bowl in two of them – as soon as as a Raven and as soon as as a Jet. So I genuinely do hate him. However that’s the best signal of respect. I solely hate him due to how he performed and what he took from me. Ben, I hate you. I’m glad you’re completed.”

What a quote, and what an ideal tribute to a rival.

All of this could have felt much more satisfying for the Ravens in the event that they received on Sunday. Alas, Roethlisberger has a means of at all times getting the final chortle.



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