“We had to score points. When you get in a hole like that you have to score points and score quick. It makes you run the no-huddle and throw the ball every play pretty much. I am proud of the way the guys fought to the very end.” — Ben.
From Teresa Varley, Steelers.com:
The Steelers dug themselves into a hole early, and weren’t able to fully get out of it, losing to the Chiefs, 42-37, at Heinz Field.
The Chiefs scored on their first three possessions to go up 21-0, while the Steelers offense wasn’t able to muster anything early on. Despite fighting back to tie the game, 21-21, and again, 28-28, they couldn’t hold off the Chiefs.
The offense started slow, but came to life late with Ben Roethlisberger completing 39 passes for 452 yards and three touchdowns. Jesse James, the Steelers Digest Player of the Week, had five receptions for 138 yards and a touchdown, while JuJu Smith-Schuster had 13 receptions for 121 yards.
You can read more from Ms. Varley’s recap here.
You can watch the video of Ben’s post-game interview here.
#7 passed Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway (his childhood favorite) for seventh all-time in career passing yards.