The 2006 Ravens were a promising team. With their punishing defense and efficient offense, the Ravens looked like they could make it to the Super Bowl.
There is no better example of the 2006 Ravens defensive prowess than their legendary 27-0 thrashing of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers came into M&T Bank Stadium Super Bowl champions and would leave embarrassed and bruised.
The Ravens would sack Ben Roethlisberger nine times, the most notable one being a Bart Scott sack that Roethlisberger refers to as the most painful hit he's ever been given. That hit also forced Roethlisberger to leave the game for a period of time.The Ravens would intercept Roethlisberger twice and a Corey Ivy sack resulted in a fumble that Adalius Thomas recovered and then took it 57 yards for a Ravens touchdown.
Steve McNair was efficient, completing 18 of 24 passes for 140 yards and one touchdown. Jamal Lewis had 66 yards rushing and one touchdown.
The 2006 Ravens didn't win the Super Bowl, but had they done so, we might be saying that they were the greatest defense of all time!