From Bob Labriola’s “Asked & Answered” column this morning…

LUCAS SCHRADER FROM PORTLAND, OR: Do you think that Ben Roethlisberger’s performance in the second half of last Thursday’s game in Minnesota will quiet the fans’ calls for seeing someone other than him under center? Didn’t it seem like many of his passes were just punched into tight windows with precision like we haven’t seen in some time?

BOB LABRIOLA: I cannot speak for Steelers fans who seem to be more interested in moving on from Ben Roethlisberger than they are in enjoying what could turn out to be the final games of his Hall of Fame career. I think Roethlisberger has played great overall this season, and it should be understood what he’s doing is happening behind a young and inexperienced line, with a rookie running back, with equally young and inexperienced receivers, and with an offensive coordinator in his first year on the job at the NFL level. And in crunch time, Roethlisberger has been one of the best in the league, as his status as the No. 7 fourth-quarter passer (107.0 rating) in the NFL this season suggests.

You can read the rest of Mr. Labriola’s column here.