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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looks at his passing statistics, and they're not all that bad.
His passer rating is up from his career average, as well as his average passing yards per game.
The completion rate is where it has been over the course of an eight-year career.
Only once before has Roethlisberger thrown more touchdown passes per game or fewer interceptions per game.
But it's been Roethlisberger's play, by his own admission, that's a key factor in Pittsburgh (7-8) failing to make the playoffs for only the fourth time since 2001.
''A lot of it just has to do with me not playing well enough down the stretch,'' Roethlisberger said. ''Fourth-quarter drives or last-minute throws, I'm just not making it happen, so my best answer would be that I just didn't play well enough.''
The Steelers controlled their playoff fate until their 13-10 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday eliminated them from the postseason.
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has taken a lot of heat for his performance in the 27-24 loss Sunday in overtime to the Dallas Cowboys.
Nobody is arguing that the interception he threw on the second play in overtime was a horrible throw and it most certainly cost the Steelers the game. Several, however, are saying that Roethlisberger played a really poor game...
A lot has been made about the post-game comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger following the overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys. In those comments Roethlisberger seemed to be unhappy with the play calling of offensive coordinator Todd Haley during the game as well as the lack of no-huddle used.
Head coach Mike Tomlin was asked on Tuesday during his...
After this past Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger questioned the play calling of offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Roethlisberger apologized to both Haley and the Rooney family today.
Ben Roethlisberger said that he came in and apologized to Todd Haley and the Rooney family in Monday...
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has
apologized to offensive coordinator Todd Haley for his comments
following a 27-24 overtime loss to Dallas last Sunday.
Peyton Manning once ripped his ‘idiot kicker’ on national television and I don’t recall him apologizing to the Colts’ organization over it. He also ripped his offensive line a couple of times following tough losses and while he apologized to them privately, he did not do so publicly to them or his organization.
Broncos’ legend John Elway used to tear into his receivers...
Following the Steelers' loss on Sunday to the Dallas Cowboys, Ben Roethlisberger publicly questioned offensive coordinator Todd Haley's play calling, and in doing so, Roethlisberger may have pushed the Steelers towards abandoning Haley and his offensive system. At times, Pittsburgh has looked nothing short of prolific on offense this season. The rest of the time, however...
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin believes Ben Roethlisberger's post-game comments about offensive coordinator Todd Haley were all out of frustration, and said Roethlisberger is "on board with what we're doing."
"That was a tough, hard-fought football game, an emotional one, and. when you come up short, there are frustrations associated with that...
The Bengals could lock up a wildcard position in this year's playoffs with a win Sunday against the Steelers. Meanwhile, the Steelers could all but lock up a wildcard position by beating the Bengals. In short, the 6th seed in the AFC playoffs will likely be decided this weekend.
While the Steelers trail the Bengals in the wildcard race by one game, they aren't in a powerless...