Roethlisberger rolling in Pittsburgh


Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is having a big night.

Roethlisberger is avoiding pressure, throwing on the run, showing off a strong arm and generally doing everything the Steelers need him to do in the third preseason game against the Chiefs.

In the first quarter, Roethlisberger was nearly sacked by Kansas City’s Tamba Hali but managed to avoid him, then step up into the pocket, scan the field and finally find running back Jonathan Dwyer for a 13-yard touchdown pass. It was vintage Big Ben.

The best pass Roethlisberger threw was an incompletion: It was a beautiful deep ball to Emmanuel Sanders who reeled it in for what at first appeared to be a touchdown. Unfortunately for the Steelers, Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers was able to hit Sanders and make him bobble the ball as he went to the ground, and it was ruled incomplete.

Overall, Roethlisberger completed 13 of 19 passes for 166 yards, with a touchdown and no interceptions in a very good first half.

38 responses to “Roethlisberger rolling in Pittsburgh

  1. He does look good, but somehow the Chiefs are still tied with them…hmm, might want to mention their night as well.

  2. yes he is playing well the chiefs d isn’t giving him anything though. what about Alex Smith just scoring that touchdown?

  3. In other news, KC just sacked the hell out of Roethlisbooger and drove down the field in less than two minutes against a pitiful defense. Hahahaha!

  4. It takes a special quarterback who needs 10 plays to cover 20 yards for a TD. Vintage Ben? Exactly. Lots of yards, few TDs. Roethlisberger is a master at mesmerizing us with style without much substance. He’s being do that for about 10 seasons now…

  5. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 24, 2013 9:17 PM

    It takes a special quarterback who needs 10 plays to cover 20 yards for a TD. Vintage Ben? Exactly. Lots of yards, few TDs. Roethlisberger is a master at mesmerizing us with style without much substance. He’s being do that for about 10 seasons now…

    Like having 3300 yards, 26 TDS and 8 INTS in only 12 1/2 games last season?

  6. Oh and lets not forget 13-0 as a rookie, AFC Championship appearance in rookie season, Super Bowl win in second season, 2nd Super Bowl win in 5th season, 3rd AFC Championship win in 7th season and half-dozen division wins……..not much substance at all

  7. Haha great, he’s avoiding D but he can’t do that forever. I would bet money he misses time with injury this year because he gets hit so much.

  8. I hope he is rolled out of the stadium never to return again.

    Pittsburgh, wake up, you are being taken for fools!

  9. also in the news. the pitt qb is still running for his life, they invested high draft picks last year, but still no better protecting their qb. a smaller man would have been crippled by now

  10. Haters gonna hate!!!

    Ben is doing what Pitt needs him to do with an young inexperienced o-line. As the season goes on I expect them to get better. I just hope there are no injuries!(knock on wood)

  11. finallythevoice:
    We’ve been become conditioned to believe 26 YD passes are fabulous. Yippeee!!!
    Over the past two seasons, Aaron Rodgers has thrown 84 TD passes. Roethlisberger has thrown 47. Roethlisberger has thrown 191 career TD passes in nine seasons. That’s an average of less than 22 per season.
    In other words, not much substance.

  12. @bobzilla
    you’re right 2 Superbowls victories in 10 yrs 3 SB apperances……no substance

    Doesn’t he have just about the worst qb rating ever in those 2 wins?

  13. I am curious if KC is a good measure. It is only pre sea. How were they last year? Has the roster changed much?

    Aside from that, I am obviously not a Steelers fan, and I do not think Ben is a great Qb.
    He does, however, have his qualities. The guy is like a big weeble. Remember the toy? Weebles wobble but they dont fall down?
    Some of his plays drive me bullscavitch! 3rd and long and he slips away from a big loss sack, PLUS, makes a pass or run for a first down! Very Favre like.

    However, do not give him credit for all the games the Pittsburgh’s D has won for the team.

    Ps. Both seahawks and cardinals won those SB’s. Horrible officiating in both games.

  14. Ben is the most over rated QB in NFL history. He gets way too much credit. He makes his o-line look worse then what they are by being to dumb to make a quick decision. He will continue to get hurt year in and year out by trying to run around like a chicken with its head cut off. This team will have a top 15 draft pick in april

  15. Ben is the most over rated QB in NFL history.

    You write the same post every time. Your the most over rated PFT poster in PFT History. You get no credit. Steelers rule, try the ravens board.

  16. Steelers defense looks stout. Only thing costing this team tonight and in the pre-season are penalties, so it’s things that are fixable. Other than that, Ben looks nimble. Had a strong arm and even had a beautiful strike downfield to a TE that dropped a pin-point right between the numbers. Heath makes that catch. Also, the deep-ball was finally dialed up and it worked. Without a slight-juggle, Sanders gets the T.D. Even in week one, Brown couldn’t pull in a sure TD over the shoulder.

    If the Steelers fix up a few nooks and crannies here and there, they will TEAR IT UP. Also love the haters in here. How many pick 6’s did Flacco manage this preseason? He sure did hit the turf against the Panthers like a school-boy the other night. Hah. Steelers 2013 AFC NORTH CHAMPS.

  17. Chiefs win, Ben scored 10 points with the Chiefs going for it on 4th and 1 in the 1st qtr. it’s a fake game but KC basically gave Pitt the ball inside the 20 once and Ben had 1 decent drive in 2 qtrs. he took 4 good hits and had one and a half drives for 10 points. But I suppose you can go ahead and crown them.

  18. “Ben is the most over rated QB in NFL history.”

    That’s one bold statement, time to put the raven’s kool aid down for at the least a swig or two…

  19. Vintage Ben. AMny, they looked awesome that drive. I imagine the Steelers depth in every position kept them pouring it on during all four quarters against the hapless Chiefs, right?

  20. Steelers lose AGAIN because they can’t get it through their thick heads that Rottenberger must go!

  21. Steelers are going to be fighting the Browns in the cellar. Top pick Jarvis Jones might be out for awhile. Things aren’t looking good for the crippled Steelers.

  22. stainlessstill says:


    LOL Absolutely no chance. Roethlisberger will have a severe injury either early in the season or midway through, because the O-Line is so god-awful. Their running game stinks because their “best” runner, LeVeon Bell, is soft. Who’s their best receiver again? The defense is one year older and slower. Steelers better watch out because the Browns aren’t as bad as a lot of people think, and those 2 teams will be fighting each other trying to stay out of the AFC North cellar.

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