Ravens: It wasn't just a big win
It was a huge victory, no matter what the circumstances involving the opposing team. Though I don't doubt a healthy Ben Roethlisberger would have affected the way the game played out, that doesn't necessarily mean that the Ravens would not have beaten the Steelers. There's just no way to know that. They might have done better for all anyone can say for sure.
I know that I had already picked the Ravens to win (and by more than they did) before it was announced that he would not play, but -- to be fair -- I was factoring in the fact that he was banged up into my prediction.
Now, the focus shifts to the Green Bay Packers, who will have a healthy big-play quarterback waiting for the Ravens at Lambeau Field. To win, the Ravens have to continue to get well on defense and get more efficient in the secondary. It's going to be tough, but I believe a win in Green Bay would put them in pretty good position to make the playoffs even with a loss at Pittsburgh if they take care of business with the lesser teams left on their schedule.