Late in the game. Down six. Length of the field to go.
Usually, this is a situation in which Ben Roethlisberger shines.
This time, it was a moment he would rather forget.
Roethlisberger tried to thread a pass into a receiver and was intercepted by cornerback Tracy Porter, who returned it for a game-sealing 43-yard touchdown as the Denver Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 on Sunday night.
''My fault,'' Roethlisberger said. ''That loss is squarely on my shoulders.''
After the Steelers defense made a stand to keep it a one-score game, Roethlisberger and a banged-up offense had a chance to drive down the field to take the lead.
But it was so loud that Roethlisberger could barely hear the play. When he finally did understand what he was supposed to run, he tried to rush to the line of scrimmage to get it off in time.
In hindsight, Roethlisberger wishes he would've just called a timeout.
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