Hall of Famers galore lined the Pittsburgh Steelers' sideline, with Terry Bradshaw and Mean Joe Greene, Jack Ham, Mel Blount and Franco...

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PITTSBURGH — Hall of Famers galore lined the Pittsburgh Steelers’ sideline, with Terry Bradshaw and Mean Joe Greene, Jack Ham, Mel Blount and Franco Harris out front. No wonder the Baltimore Ravens might have thought they were playing against all of them and the current-day Steelers, too.

Ben Roethlisberger tied a Steelers record with five touchdown passes — all before halftime — and Pittsburgh put on a Steel Curtain-like defensive show by forcing four turnovers in the first two quarters of a 38-7 victory over Baltimore on Monday night.

The Ravens (4-4) had a chance to tie for the AFC North lead by beating the Steelers (6-2) for a fourth straight time dating to 2005.

In hindsight, they had little chance. Not with all the big names gathered to celebrate the Steelers’ 75th anniversary.

The Steelers forced three fumbles in the first quarter, with James Harrison hitting All-Pro safety Ed Reed so hard on a punt return the ball flew nearly 15 feet before Pittsburgh recovered. Four plays later, Roethlisberger found Santonio Holmes for 15 yards on the first of their two TDs and a 14-0 lead. Holmes had 110 yards on four receptions.

Roethlisberger was 13 of 16 for 209 yards.

Harrison, a one-time undrafted free agent who became a starter after ex-Pro Bowl linebacker Joey Porter was released during the offseason, seemed to torment Ravens quarterback Steve McNair on nearly every down.

Harrison had two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and interception and 2 ½ sacks before halftime.

“To tell you the truth, it seemed like everything was working,” Harrison said.

Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher got the crowd going by making a previously unannounced on-field appearance shortly before the opening kickoff as a steady rain fell, and the Steelers lived up to coach Mike Tomlin’s pregame prediction they would feed off the noise and enthusiasm.