Despite What Google Says, Ben Roethlisberger Does Not Own the Ravens

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Ben Roethlisberger getting sacked in 2006. Photo by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia Commons.

A trolling Pittsburgh Steelers fan has snuck in a very public shot at the Ravens right on the franchise’s Google search results page.

As seen in Exhibit A (below), a crafty web user has inserted Ben Roethlisberger as the team’s owner in place of Steve Bisciotti on page one of the search results for “Baltimore Ravens.” While factually incorrect – Roethlisberger is the longtime quarterback for Pittsburgh — it’s likely meant to serve as a painful reminder about the end of last season.

Screenshot via Google

For those who’ve managed to forget, Roethlisberger led his team to a surging second-half comeback to beat the Ravens 31-27 in the final regular season game of 2016. The win eliminated the Ravens from playoff contention and allowed the Steelers to clinch the AFC North division title.

While the Ravens are the NFL’s second-newest franchise, they’ve managed to carve out a fierce rivalry with the Steelers in just two decades. Following last season’s regular season finale, Pittsburgh remains ahead in the all-time series with 25 wins over the Ravens’ 21. Before that, the Ravens had won six of the previous seven matchups dating back to November 2013.

Some additional trivia that speaks to their competitiveness: Among AFC North teams, the Ravens and Steelers the only two to win Super Bowls since the Ravens’ inception in 1996.

The teams face off again in less than a month during Week 4 at M&T Bank Stadium.

Shout out to CBS Baltimore for first spotting the underhanded inaccuracy.

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Ethan McLeod

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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