It seems like every time the Ravens visit Heinz Field to play their biggest rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers are honoring one of their greats.
That will be the case again during the 2015 regular season.
The Steelers announced today that they'll honor running back Jerome Bettis at the Thursday, Oct. 1 primetime matchup against the Ravens. Bettis, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, will receive his Hall of Fame ring during the Oct. 1 ceremony.
Bettis, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, played with the Steelers from 1996 to 2005. Over 10 seasons with Pittsburgh, Bettis rushed for 10,571 yards and 78 touchdowns. He also had two touchdown receptions.
Bettis had some memorable matchups against the Ravens, knocking heads with linebacker Ray Lewis. In 16 regular-season games against them, Bettis rushed for 969 yards and two scores.
The Ravens will also honor one of their greats this season, but longtime safety Ed Reed will be inducted into the Ring of Honor on Nov. 22 during a Week 11 game against the St. Louis Rams.