The Ravens didn’t just beat the Steelers, didn’t just demolish them, didn’t just man-handle them, but utterly and thoroughly destroyed every aspect of their team, sending a league-wide message that Baltimore can dominate.
The league took notice, as did Sports Illustrated.
Already a week into the season, the Ravens are on the cover of SI with the caption “Raven Strong.”
Baltimore picked up 385 yards on Sunday, forcing the Steelers to turn the ball over 7 times. Quarterback Joe Flacco had three passing touchdowns and safety Ed Reed intercepted Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger twice in the 35-7 victory.