Ben Roethlisberger’s five interceptions kill Steelers in 30-9 loss

AP

Ben Roethlisberger had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. The Steelers quarterback threw not one, not two, not three and not four interceptions but a career-worst five.

Two were returned for touchdowns as the Jaguars blew out the Steelers 30-9.

Safety Tashaun Gipson had two interceptions of Roethlisberger, and safety Barry Church, cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Telvin Smith each had one.

Smith went 28 yards for a touchdown with 6:38 remaining in the third quarter, and Church returned his 52 yards to the end zone with 3:59 remaining in the period. The interceptions came on back-to-back possessions after the Steelers had taken a brief, 9-7 lead.

Roethlisberger completed 33 of 55 passes for 312 yards. His 37.8 passer rating was his worst since he had a 37.8 against Buffalo on Dec. 11 of last season.

Blake Bortles passed for only 95 yards, but the Jaguars rushed for 231 yards. Leonard Fournette put the cherry on top of the victory with a 90-yard touchdown run with 1:47 remaining. It gave him 181 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries.

68 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger’s five interceptions kill Steelers in 30-9 loss

  1. I am sure they’ll be reports of Ben suddenly limping around the Steelers locker room after, or his arm in a sling, and/or blaming some nagging injury that he had to “fight through” all day, when none of that was evident on the field. Seen it for years now after a bad game or series.

  2. The five INTs–two for TDs–were devastating, but they’re not the end of this team’s problems. Bad timing and poor play-calling on offense. Sub-par run defense. Brown worrying more about his personal stats than team success. Bell sitting out the preseason, which is one reason offensive timing is off. You get one shot at a great season, and only a few years to succeed with the kind of talent we have–Roethlisberger, Bell, and Brown. It’s a shame to see them waste that time undermining their own success with holdouts and other nonsense.

  3. Ben had been so-so all season, and today had a complete implosion. Maybe it’s like the old saying that when you start to think about retirement, you’re already halfway retired? It’s possible that Landry Jones might give the Steelers a better chance to win at this point in time.
    In any event, the Steelers season might already be at a crossroads after yet another loss, at home no less, to a team they were heavily favored to beat, with a trip to KC coming up.
    And at what point are Mike Tomlin and Todd Haley to have their feet held to the fire?

  4. 5 picks including 2 pick sixes in a home game to go against a sweet, sweet 9 points scored. LOLZ That’s just Big Bum being Big Bum. He must think this is a playoff game. How much worse could Landry Jones be? Seriously?

    On the bright side Big Bum actually had a lower quarterback rating — 22 — in the 1st Super Bowl he won. That’s just how good Big Bum is.

  5. Another coaching masterpiece by Tomlin and crew. Yes Ben threw the picks, but once again the coaching staff does nothing to give the Steelers an edge. They have enough talent to win twelve games every year. Belichek does it every year without blue chip players. Defense really did play well until the big run at the end.

  6. Ben might have been right. He should of retired. But I guess he didn’t want to write an $18m check. So he’s going to mail it in this year.

  7. fifel1144 says:
    October 8, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    They have enough talent to win twelve games every year.
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    Nonsense. AB is a talented receiver, Bell is a great back and Shazier is a stud. Clearly Ben is a shell of his former self. The rest of the roster is about average.

  8. Jaguars have the number 1 ranked pass defense and the number 32 run defense in the NFL. What do the geniuses Todd Haley and Mike Tomlin do? Throw it 43 times and hand it to Bell 15 times. If I’m the owner, both of these guys are getting pink slips tonight.

  9. I still refuse to put the Steelers out of contention. Even though they look terrible they still smoked the Ravens last week. They just come out unprepared against inferior competition. Not that Jacksonville is bad their defense is insanely stacked but they still have Blake Bortles. They’re getting carried by their defense right now. Tomlin just falls in Marvin Lewis category of not getting his team prepared many games.

  10. Not a Steelers fan yet to see comments here shoveling dirt on him saying he’s done makes me shake my head. Rotten game but he will have another good-to-great season.

  11. .
    Steelers schedule for the next 3 weeks :

    @Kansas City
    Cincinnati
    @Detroit

    After those three, the answer to the contender / pretender question will be apparent.
    .

  12. Typical Ben. Some days he’s incredible. Other games he’s terrible. Steelers are not going to make the playoffs with Ben playing the way he’s playing this year.

  13. And once again…according to the media, the Jaguars didn’t play that good, the squealers played that bad.
    Two strong defenses and even the two touchdowns by the Jags offense would have won it.
    Face it…the Jaguras are on the rise, still some things to fix, but wait until next year.

  14. bengalsfan2079 says:
    October 8, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    I still refuse to put the Steelers out of contention. Even though they look terrible they still smoked the Ravens last week. They just come out unprepared against inferior competition.
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    These are not the same old Jags.

  15. If Tomlin & Ben were trying to appease their diva wr it was a failed strategy. 19 targets for Brown cost the Kneelers big time.

  16. Ben is done not because he can’t play anymore, but because he doesn’t want to. He needs to start marketing himself in Hollywood as the fat version of Ben Affleck.

  17. Hi … Yes i would like to place an order for 5 Rothburgers to go … Oh wait , I already got them … Thanks

  18. Some of you saying why did Steelers not run more on Jags D instead of all that passing … Simple … They tried Bell early and they could not run the ball consistently … Jags did well limiting there running game and forced Steelers to throw the ball … Which played rite into the hands of the #1 Ranked Pass Defense in the League … Jag Nation too Strong shutting down Heinz Field and Steeler Nation …Go Jags !!!

  19. Congrats to the Jags who deserved the win, they are on the upswing. For how horrible this game was for Ben and the Steelers, it was one loss. No use rehashing, everyone saw it and it was putrid. How they respond next week will tell the tale because other than KC currently there is no team playing consistently solid in the AFC.

  20. doctorrustbelt says:
    October 8, 2017 at 4:25 pm
    Tebow would be proud.
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    Tebow threw 6 INT’s in the entire 2011 season.

    pastabelly says:
    October 8, 2017 at 4:33 pm
    Most quarterbacks DO fade at his age.
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    Not really. Ben is only 35. Good QB’s often play deep into their 30’s. Palmer, Brees, Brady, Rivers and Eli are all his age or older.

  21. bengalsfan2079 says:
    October 8, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    I still refuse to put the Steelers out of contention. Even though they look terrible they still smoked the Ravens last week. They just come out unprepared against inferior competition.
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    The Jaguars smoked the ravens more….and smoked you more. inferior?

  22. Last week an hour after the Pats loss to Carolina a certain depends clad honk was wondering where Pats fans were even though a 3rd of the posts on the thread were from Pats regulars:
    Nofoolnodrool says:
    October 1, 2017 at 5:16 pm
    A lot of new names posting and a lot of old faces hiding. Where is the spin from the Patriot sages….as usual the bandwagon front runners are hiding…

    Now here we are 2 hours after a Steelers loss and of 60 comments 3 are from Steelers fans. 3 out of 60! Tell us again about hiding front runners lmao.

  23. As a Ravens fan, that’s a ridiculous comment. You don’t “have it anymore” after 1 bad game.

  24. tjacks7 says:
    October 8, 2017 at 4:38 pm
    Jaguars have the number 1 ranked pass defense and the number 32 run defense in the NFL. What do the geniuses Todd Haley and Mike Tomlin do? Throw it 43 times and hand it to Bell 15 times. If I’m the owner, both of these guys are getting pink slips tonight.
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    Rooney rule Tomlin will probably get an extension after the game!

  25. carloswlassiter says:

    October 8, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    fifel1144 says:
    October 8, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    They have enough talent to win twelve games every year.
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    Nonsense. AB is a talented receiver, Bell is a great back and Shazier is a stud. Clearly Ben is a shell of his former self. The rest of the roster is about average.
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    It’s not nonsense, they play in the AFC North, who currently have only 8 wins between them after 20 games. It’s entirely possible to get 12 wins a year in that division, no competition, only have to win 6 games outside their division.

  26. eaglesmancave says:

    October 8, 2017 at 4:51 pm
    Ben is done not because he can’t play anymore, but because he doesn’t want to. He needs to start marketing himself in Hollywood as the fat version of Ben Affleck.

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    Lol, Ben Affleck? I’d lean more towards Will Ferrell.

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