8:30 PM ET, November 5, 2007
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Halfway through the first quarter, the overwhelmed Baltimore Ravens probably thought they were playing today's Steelers and all of Pittsburgh's Super Bowl stars of the past.Turns out they were.Ben Roethlisberger tied the Steelers' single-game record with five touchdown passes in the first half and Pittsburgh put on a Steel Curtain-like defensive show forcing four turnovers before halftime in a 38-7 victory over Baltimore on Monday night.
Ben Roethlisberger got off to a hot start against the Ravens, throwing two touchdowns in the first quarter. Before calling it a night, he had five -- with just 209 passing yards. Here are the fewest passing yards by a quarterback in a five-touchdown game since the merger in 1970.
|Boomer Esiason (1989)||197|
|Bob Griese* (1977)||207|
|Ben Roethlisberger (2007)||209|
|Warren Moon (1992)||216|
|* -- 6 touchdown passes|
Bradshaw, Nov. 15 1981, at Atlanta, and Mark Malone, Sept. 8, 1985, against Indianapolis, were the other Steelers QBs to throw five TD passes in a game, . ... Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass for a 13th consecutive game, breaking Bradshaw's previous team record of 12. ... Pittsburgh has a 119-26 scoring edge in winning its four home games. ... Baltimore's offense has scored only nine touchdowns in eight games. ... The Steelers have won their last 12 Monday night homes games dating to a 1991 loss to the Giants. ... Steelers RB Willie Parker, held to 51 yards in two games by Baltimore last season, had 42 yards on 23 carries. ... Roethlisberger has 20 TD passes and six interceptions in half a season; a season ago, he tied for the NFL lead with 23 interceptions.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||2.0||4.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||07:17||Heath Miller 17 Yd Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick)||0||7|
|TD||01:41||Santonio Holmes 15 Yd Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick)||0||14|
|TD||14:12||Nate Washington 30 Yd Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick)||0||21|
|TD||05:40||Santonio Holmes 35 Yd Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick)||0||28|
|TD||01:51||Nate Washington 7 Yd Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick)||0||35|
|TD||01:33||Willis Mcgahee 33 Yd Run (Matt Stover Kick)||7||35|
|FG||04:54||Jeff Reed 22 Yd||7||38|