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Ben Roethlisberger and Pittsburgh Steelers host Joe Flacco and rival Baltimore Ravens on 'Sunday Night Football'

by jmaloni


Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:45 pm

Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3) look to build on last weekend's record-setting offensive performance when they host Joe Flacco and the AFC North rival Baltimore Ravens (5-3) this Sunday, Nov. 2, on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Pre-game coverage begins with "Football Night In America" at 7 p.m. ET.

The Steelers enter Sunday night's game following a 51-34 win over the Colts last weekend, in which Roethlisberger passed for a career-high 522 yards, the fourth-most in league history, with six touchdowns and no interceptions. With the performance, Roethlisberger became the first player in NFL history with two 500-yard passing games (503 yards vs. Green Bay, Dec. 20, 2009), and now boasts a 100-50 (.667) record as a starter in the regular season. With his 100th career regular-season win, Roethlisberger joins Tom Brady (116), and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks Joe Montana (108) and Terry Bradshaw (102) as the only QBs to win at least 100 games in their first 150 career starts (since 1966).

The Ravens look to rebound from a 24-20 loss to the division-leading Bengals in Cincinnati. Earlier this season in Week 2, Flacco threw for two touchdown passes, and the Ravens rushed for 150 yards in a 26-6 win over the Steelers, holding Roethlisberger without a touchdown pass. Baltimore and Pittsburgh sit deadlocked in a tight AFC North race, where all four teams hold winning records.

This Sunday marks the sixth consecutive year NBC will televise a Ravens-Steelers game, matching Eagles-Cowboys (2009-Dec. 14, 2014) and Eagles-Giants (2007-12) for the longest such streak in NFL history on the broadcast primetime package (ABC 1970-2005; NBC 2006-present).

Calling Ravens-Steelers is Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.

"Football Night In America" is hosted by Bob Costas, who will report from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Costas will be joined on site by Collinsworth, Tafoya and two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward.

Dan Patrick co-hosts "Football Night" from NBC Sports Group's Studio 1 and will be joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio of "Pro Football Talk" on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, and Peter King of Sports Illustrated. Kathryn Tappen will report from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on the Broncos-Patriots game.

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