“Personally, the goal isn’t to go undefeated, right? The goal is to win the Super Bowl. We’re just going one week at a time. We’re not worried about anything other than this week.” — Ben.
“I haven’t had a chance to get him yet. He mentioned it again in the team meeting, too, & I wasn’t too happy about that. I will get him back, don’t worry. I have to figure out what conference William & Mary is in. We will say something about that.” — Ben, on Coach Tomlin’s “MAC” comment yesterday.
Good thing we always have @_BigBen7 backing us up ‼
— Miami Football (@MiamiOHFootball) November 18, 2020
From Teresa Varley, Steelers.com:
Steelers fans have become accustomed to what Ben Roethlisberger can do over the last 17 years, but when he does it in the manner he did against the Cincinnati Bengals, you get a whole new appreciation for it.
Roethlisberger completed 27-of-46 passes (58.7 percent) for 333 yards, adding four touchdowns with no interceptions and a rating of 110.1 in the team’s 36-10 win over the Bengals at Heinz Field.
That is why Roethlisberger was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, the 18th time he has won the honor in his career.
And the crazy part is, Roethlisberger didn’t even practice all week after he was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 List on Tuesday, Nov. 10 and wasn’t activated until Saturday, Nov. 14, the day before the game. All he did was take part in the team’s walkthrough on Saturday.
“I attribute it to the guys around me. I attribute it to the offensive line, no sacks. They gave me time to throw it against a lot of crazy looks and blitzes. I attribute it to the coaching staff for getting me ready to play, and all of us ready to play. Then, obviously, the skill guys, they made plays tonight. It wasn’t easy out there. The wind was blowing the football around a little bit, and they were able to concentrate and make plays out there when sometimes plays weren’t even there to be made. JuJu doing what he normally does and fighting for first downs, and James Conner catching the ball, and just everybody. I can’t say enough about everybody. It was way more than me. It was a total team victory.— Ben.
While many might have been concerned about their starting quarterback not practicing all week and then playing, that wasn’t the case with Roethlisberger.
“There was less anxiety in terms of dealing with him in these circumstances maybe than some of the circumstances he and I have been in the past where his health was a factor in terms of availability,” said Coach Mike Tomlin. “His health was not a factor, so we had very little reservations about his ability to perform once we got him to the stadium.”
Smith-Schuster, who caught one of Roethlisberger’s touchdown passes, said Roethlisberger’s experience made it easier to deal with him not being […]
“It wasn’t easy out there, the wind was blowing the football around a little bit…I can’t say enough about everybody today. It was way more than me, it was a total team victory today.” — Ben.
From Bob Labriola at Steelers.com:
There is no way the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field turns out the way it does without Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback for the Steelers.
Maybe the outcome is the same, but it certainly wouldn’t have been so comfortable.
The Steelers extended their franchise-best winning streak to nine games at the start of a season with a 36-10 victory over the Bengals, and from the standpoint of the offense’s production, it was all Roethlisberger.
He completed 27-of-46 (58.7 percent) for 333 yards, with four touchdowns, no interceptions, and a rating of 110.1. Roethlisberger is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.
You can read more from Mr. Labriola here.
You can watch Ben’s post-game interview here.
And don’t forget to check out more of Karl Roser’s game day photos here.
The Steelers have almost as many wins (9) as the ENTIRE NFC East combined (10). pic.twitter.com/K7o8CdwJwt
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 16, 2020
Lawman has put an end to my running, and I’m so far from my home….
“When I threw Friday, my arm felt really, really good…it definitely felt good going into this game!” — Ben.
Ben Roethlisberger had himself a day today.
333 yards and four touchdown passes without taking a snap Wednesday through Friday.
And he might even get a break from teaching Pre-K tomorrow to celebrate.
— Teresa Varley (@Teresa_Varley) November 16, 2020
From Brooke Pryor at ESPN.com:
Ben Roethlisberger might never practice again.
OK, that’s unlikely, but Roethlisberger proved he didn’t need a week of practice when he put together his best game of the season in a 36-10 win against the Cincinnati Bengals to preserve the Pittsburgh Steelers’ undefeated record.
Unable to be at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, Roethlisberger spent five days in isolation after being labeled as a high-risk close contact of tight end Vance McDonald, who tested positive for the coronavirus last week. Because he never tested positive or developed symptoms, Roethlisberger was removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday in time for an extended walk-through with the team.
That was all he needed.
The veteran quarterback completed 27 of 46 attempts for a season-high 333 yards and four touchdowns, also a season high. With the four touchdowns, he set a franchise record with 124 multi-touchdown games, good for eighth in NFL history.
It’s also Roethlisberger’s first game of throwing four touchdowns since Week 10, 2018, against the Carolina Panthers, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. He hasn’t thrown four touchdowns against an AFC North opponent since he had six against the Baltimore Ravens on Week 9, 2014.
Roethlisberger came into Sunday’s game averaging 241 passing yards per game, a mark he eclipsed in the first half when he completed 17 of 27 attempts for 243 yards and two touchdowns.
By the fourth quarter, the game turned into the Steelers’ first blowout of the season, but it took a few drives for Roethlisberger and the offense to get in sync.
Coach Mike Tomlin was never worried about his veteran quarterback playing without a week of practice — and with good reason. After 17 years in the NFL, Roethlisberger is more than capable of playing in a game without a week […]
Your agency still has time to complete & enter a grant request during the 2020 grant cycle of the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund.
This marks the 14th season of grants for Ben’s foundation. The majority of the grants distributed will help police and fire department K-9 units to purchase dogs and dog safety vests, but other types of K-9 specific needs will be considered.
This year, Ben has opened up the eligibility to include all towns and communities in the United States and invites police and fire departments to submit proposals detailing their needs.
The Foundation began accepting proposals on September 1st, and will continue to accept them through the remainder of the year. The plan is to make rolling announcements in that time frame and beyond.
The mission of the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is to support K-9 units of police and fire departments throughout the United States with a particular emphasis on support for service dogs in Pittsburgh, PA.
Ben’s foundation has distributed in excess of $2.2 million since 2007, $1.8 million of which has specifically benefited K-9 programs.
Full grant guidelines and application cover page are available at https://www.givingback.org/ben-roethlisberger-foundation-application-2020/.
Applications and supporting documents must be mailed and postmarked between September 1st and December 31st.
For more information about the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation or The Giving Back Fund, please contact Jessica Duffaut at www.givingback.org.
And don’t forget…you can support Ben’s foundation and decorate your Christmas tree at the same time!
“When we make Steelers gifts, we always like to say ‘Made in Steelers country, for Steelers country.’ We’re just up the road from Pittsburgh, and our team here bleeds black and gold. We couldn’t be more excited to work with Ben’s foundation and help make a difference in the community. We think these ornaments are going to go quick.” — Christian Werner, Wendell August Forge President.
Add a little black & gold sparkle to that tree!
The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation and Wendell August Forge have teamed up to create a new limited edition collection of Pittsburgh Steelers ornaments.
The two-time Super Bowl Champion quarterback and the Pennsylvania giftware manufacturer […]