In a conference call on Tuesday, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told the media that he hates playing the Ravens. “They’re so good,” he said.

Sounds like something you would hear reported on The Onion, but it’s an actual quote. Ben acknowledged the Ravens defense’s greatness in quotes on Ravens Insider.

Asked during a conference call with Baltimore media Tuesday afternoon whether he enjoyed lining up against the Ravens, Roethlisberger replied, “As a competitor, yes, you love it, but heck no, I hate playing the Ravens. They’re so good. Defense, every single person and every scheme, everything they do, it just challenges you. As a competitor, you like that challenge and you like the competitiveness, but man, they’re good.”

Big Ben doesn’t want any part of the Ravens this Saturday.