Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/19/14

DENVER - NOVEMBER 09: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers directs the offense against the Denver Broncos during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 9, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Steelers defeated the Broncos 28-10. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Even without Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers are still a threat to any team. They are built such that their defense and their running game can win the game for them without a strong passing game. However, that wasn't the case last night.Joe Flacco and the Ravens went on the road to Pittsburgh in what would turn out to be yet another archetypal Steelers-Ravens game. It was a gritty game in which defense dominated each team's offense, and points came at a premium. The Ravens were able to stave off a Steelers surge in the last few minutes of the game to maintain their grasp on victory and leave Heinz field as the winning team.We saw many things from both teams in this Sunday night brawl, but here are the five most important things we can take away from this AFC North showdown:1. The Ravens are becoming a more complete teamA year ago, the Ravens were a run-first, defensive team who would sometimes sling the ball with Joe Flacco. This year, they are an explosive, pass-first offe...
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