Roethlisberger's feedback in a convention name with Baltimore newshounds come two days after two gamers had been suspended in Monday night time's recreation between the Steelers and Bengals for unlawful hits.
"In that one [with the Bengals], it feels like almost just you're out there to hit people and we don't feel the same respect from them that Baltimore and we have," Roethlisberger mentioned Wednesday. "I'm not really sure why."
In the Steelers' 23-20 win over the Bengals, Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was once suspended for one recreation for a vicious fourth-quarter block on Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who who was once in a defenseless posture, in step with the NFL's ruling. Smith-Schuster then stood over Burfict as he lay immobile.
Bengals protection George Iloka additionally won a one-game suspension for successful on Steelers vast receiver Antonio Brown finally zone within the fourth quarter when Brown was once deemed to be a defenseless receiver.
After the sport, Roethlisberger mentioned it was once simply "AFC North football."
On Wednesday, he defined there's a distinction in taking part in the Ravens in comparison to the Bengals.
"The difference between this game and the Cincinnati game is these two teams -- us and Baltimore. There's always a respect involved in it," Roethlisberger mentioned. "You're going to get hit truly exhausting or you are going to hit someone truly exhausting, however you are going lend a hand them up and say, 'Man, great task.'
"At the top of it, you are going to shake palms and provides the opposite man a hug and say that was once a large number of amusing and cannot wait to do it subsequent 12 months. It's a amusing contention within the sense that there is a large number of respect and there are two excellent soccer groups."
The Steelers (10-2) can clinch their 3rd AFC North name in 4 seasons in the event that they beat the Ravens (7-Five) on Sunday night time.