when the pittsburgh steelers clash with the baltimore birdies, recently history has proven that the results are brutal. while the personnel has changed over the years, the style of play has remained largely the same: violent. this isn't a game that showcases offensive genius and skills. instead, this game is always marked by defense - crushing, blood-inducing defense. quite literally, these games can be bloody, as evidenced by big ben's jersey the last time these two teams met, when his nose was bent like a elbow noodle by the club-fist of a raven defensive lineman (the raven's coach has since "joked" that he was glad they broke ben's nose).