Although Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked 43 times this season -- the second most in the NFL -- the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is one of the more elusive guys to tackle behind the line of scrimmage.

"Obviously his size – a big, strong, athletic guy," Ravens outside linebacker Jarret Johnson said of the 6-foot-5, 241-pound Roethlisberger. "So you grab onto him ands it's not like grabbing onto Brooks Bollinger or somebody else. Ben's a big dude. I think the other thing is, he understands his mobility. When he sees a free runner, he's going to stand there and let you run full speed. He knows that all he's got to do is twist or take one or two steps – especially on that field where you can't re-direct. I think it's not only his size and his athletic ability, but it's also that he's a smart guy."

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Maintaining a consistent pass rush against Roethlisberger will be key this Sunday. Roethlisberger threw for 503 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-36 win against the Green Bay Packers, and the Ravens secondary will feature its third different starting cornerback in Chris Carr and possibly second-year safety Tom Zbikowski instead of five-time Pro Bowler Ed Reed.

And unlike many quarterbacks, Roethlisberger excels when he's on the run, Johnson said.

"With most guys, we always say, 'Move them off their spot. Get them out into space.' When he's running around and making stuff happen is when he's at his most dangerous," Johnson said. "But that's also a bad thing because he can also stand in the pocket and carve you up. So it's dangerous. You want to get after him and you want to move him, but you also always want to have someone in his face because when he gets out there in space and is running around, it seems like that's when he's at his most accurate."

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