Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is a bit wary against Detroit Lions defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley.
“Well, yeah, you've got to be careful,” Roethlisberger said, apparently joking. “You'll end up dead if you're not careful. This is a great D-line and defense.
“Yeah, well, I tell myself all the time to be alert for those things. But then, when the bullets are flying, who knows what's going to happen?”
Suh told Lions reporters: “That's interesting. I'm not a killer. My track record proves that one. I guess I can take that somewhat as a compliment. But no, there's going to be no killing on Sunday.”
Suh has a history of being fined for illegal hits.
“I wouldn't say 'kill someone,' but if we stay alive in our rushes, sooner or later we're going to get there,” Fairley said. “He's the type of quarterback that's going to hold the ball to extend plays. And watching, Coach telling us this morning, we just gotta stay alive.
“We can be on one side of the field, and he can reverse and come back to you. So just stay alive in the rush. That's what we're going to try and harp on.”
Hopefully, everyone gets through Sunday healthy.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.