Ben threw 12-for-23 for 200 yards with one touchdown and the Pittsburgh Steelers held on for a 17-13 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Ahead two touchdowns in the first half, the Steelers leaned on their defense late to capture their fourth victory of the season.
But he wasn’t satisfied with the performance of the offense.
Highlight’s from Ben’s post-game interview:
On his evaluation of the offense –
”We felt like we could have had a very explosive, productive day offensively, running and throwing the ball. It’s frustrating it didn’t finish up that way.”
On their second-half play, specifically –
“We have to come out in the second half and just keep grinding, keep putting points on the board. The sense of urgency needs to stay there.”
On whether he thought they were lacking a sense of urgency –
“It’s hard to tell. We started really strong. Maybe that’s on me. Maybe I need to keep the guys going, kinda keep a fire under them…I felt like I tried to do that but maybe I didn’t do enough.”
On whether the wind gusts hampered his throws –
“I gotta make the necessary adjustments to really focus on driving the ball and spinning it through the wind. It’s something I can easily change.”
The Steelers travel to Arizona next week for their first meeting with the Cardinals since Super Bowl XLIII, before a critical two-game homestand against New England (Oct 30th) and Baltimore (Nov 6th).
You can see video of the game highlights here.
You can see a few game photos here.
*Thank you to Mr. Wexell, at SteelCityInsider.net for the post-game quotes.
Stat of the Day:
Ben’s 200 passing yards today allowed him to become just the second quarterback in Steelers history to reach 24,000 yards (he entered the game needing just 122 passing yards). Terry Bradshaw is the first.