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QB Ben Roethlisberger - Pittsburgh Steelers

6-5, 241Born: 3-2-1982College: Miami (OH)Drafted: Round 1, pick 11

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Week 4: vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs CLE 23 34 365 1 1 2 8 0 0
2 at BAL 22 37 217 0 1 0 0 0 0
3 at CAR 22 30 196 2 0 1 1 0 0
4 vs TB PROJ-Dodds 22 34 * * * 2 * * *
4 vs TB PROJ-Tremblay 22 34 * * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs CLE (23 / 34 / 365 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 8 / 0 rush)

Roethlisberger had a game reminiscent of his career--enable plays where there otherwise were none. The offensive line continued to look average-at-best, but Big Ben found a way to bide time while his receivers found open space. He was sacked four times on the day for a total loss of 27 yards. His only touchdown pass of the day came on a play where he likely should have been sacked, but he ducked a defender, scrambled to the right, and found Antonio Brown in the endzone on a 35-yard throw. Roethlisberger's lone interception came on a play where Le'Veon Bell was his last option, but Karlos Dansby jumped the route to come up with a diving pick in Steelers' territory. After building a 24-point lead in the first half, the Steelers amassed only 88 yards before their game-ending drive in the second half; with 47 seconds remaining in the game, Roethlisberger managed to get his offense down the field for 33 yards and set up the game-winning field goal for Shaun Suisham as time expired.

2014 Week 2 vs BAL (22 / 37 / 217 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Roethlisberger struggled against the Ravens' defense for much of this contest. On the 3rd play from scrimmage, Roethlisberger took a solid hit from Courtney Upshaw while getting sacked and the officiating crew awarded the Steelers a 15-yard penalty for 'roughing the passer.' That hit seemed to stick with Roethelisberger for the rest of the game, as he was rushed to get rid of the ball, even when he was not pressured by the defense. This observation was supported by the fact that, of the 37 attempts made by Roethlisberger, not a single pass attempt was beyond 20 yards. On the 10 snaps where he was pressured by the defense, he performed admirably, completing 5 of 8 passes while taking only 2 sacks. Roethlisberger's biggest problem was that he was exceptionally inaccurate for much of the night; he badly missed his receivers on 10 passes (of 37 attempts), at least one of which may have gone for a touchdown if it was anywhere in the immediate vicinity of Heath Miller during the 2-minute drill at the end of the first half. During garbage time in the 4th quarter, Roethlisberger padded his stats with 72 passing yards, but the drive ended when he was intercepted on a 'tip and pick' interception by Haloti Ngata.

2014 Week 3 vs CAR (22 / 30 / 196 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)

Roethlisberger returned from his miserable Week #2 performance and could not have been more efficient against a Panthers' defense that had only allowed 21 points through their first two games. Roethlisberger was rarely pressured (4 times out of 31 snaps) and he connected on 22 of the 27 receiver-directed passes; his remaining three passes on record were the result of being hit as he threw one, another being batted at the line of scrimmage, and the last was spiked to stop the clock just before halftime. Ben actually threw three touchdown passes, but the first was called back after Markus Wheaton failed to reestablish himself in bounds prior to catching the touchdown. Roethlisberger did, however, manage to throw two subsequent TD passes to Antonio Brown in the second half; the first was a play in which he was forced to roll out of the pocket and he found Antonio Brown in the back right corner of the endzone on his second read (he was looking to Wheaton on a quick slant, but Wheaton could not separate himself from coverage). Roethlisberger's subsequent touchdown came on the next drive, where he found Antonio Brown on a short crossing pattern to easily get into the endzone.


Latest News

Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger sore (Tue Sep 16, 01:59 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he is still very sore after taking a hit in the chest in the team's Week 2 game from Baltimore Ravens LB Courtney Upshaw. 'I'm hurting today as much as I was at any point I can think of in the last year,' Roethlisberger said.

Our View: We would be shocked if he wasn't sore after a game against the Ravens.
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Steelers | Steelers top skill players probable (Wed Sep 10, 04:27 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury), RB Le'Veon Bell (non-injury), WR Antonio Brown (non-injury), WR Markus Wheaton (non-injury) and TE Heath Miller (non-injury) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, and are listed as probable for Week 2.

Our View: No surprise here. It's a short week as the Steelers face the Ravens on Thursday night. Start Roethlisberger, Bell and Brown with confidence. We like Wheaton as a WR3 with upside, and Miller is a decent option at TE in Week 2.
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5@ Jacksonville Jaguars
6@ Cleveland Browns
7vs Houston Texans
8vs Indianapolis Colts
9vs Baltimore Ravens
10@ New York Jets
11@ Tennessee Titans
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14@ Cincinnati Bengals
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