Posted by Josh Katzowitz
The first series for the Ravens and Steelers offenses did not end well for either team.
On the final play for Pittsburgh, Baltimore NT Haloti Ngata sacked QB Ben Roethlisberger, but while doing so, his left hand made contact with Roethlisberger’s facemask (no penalty was called).
By time Roethlisberger made it back to his feet, blood poured from his nose, and his appendage looked more crooked than we remember it (for a look at the new schnozz, click here) .
On the next series, though, Roethlisberger – who’s also playing with a bad foot – returned to the field.
For the Ravens, the first offensive play of the game was a disaster. As TE Todd Heap ran a fly route, he sustained a hamstring injury. He immediately limped to the sidelines, and according to reports, Heap is out for the game.
Photo at right courtesy of thedutchmaster3 .
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