5. Haloti Ngata levels Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall (Week 1)

There were so many plays to choose from in the Ravens' season-opening 35-7 rout over their hated <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000000252" title="AFC North" href="/topic/sports/football/afc-north-ORSPT000000252.topic">AFC North</a> rivals, but the big defensive tackle's exploding into the backfield and separating Mendenhall from the ball was the exclamation point on a day when the home team forced a franchise-record seven turnovers. On the next play after the fumble, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT0000012410" title="Joe Flacco" href="/topic/sports/football/joe-flacco-PESPT0000012410.topic">Joe Flacco</a> hit tight end <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT00008947" title="Ed Dickson" href="/topic/sports/football/ed-dickson-PESPT00008947.topic">Ed Dickson</a> for an 18-yard touchdown pass (pictured) and the rout was on.
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( Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr. / September 11, 2011 )

There were so many plays to choose from in the Ravens' season-opening 35-7 rout over their hated AFC North rivals, but the big defensive tackle's exploding into the backfield and separating Mendenhall from the ball was the exclamation point on a day when the home team forced a franchise-record seven turnovers. On the next play after the fumble, Joe Flacco hit tight end Ed Dickson for an 18-yard touchdown pass (pictured) and the rout was on.

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