Packers dominate Steelers

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Aaron Rodgers still has it. Ben Roethlisberger does not.

That’s the primary takeaway from today’s game in Green Bay, where Rodgers continued to make the kinds of deep throws that he’s made throughout his career, while Roethlisberger continued to throw short passes almost exclusively as he looked like he just no longer has the arm to be an effective NFL quarterback.

The Packers beat the Steelers 27-17, and it was a game that made Week One feel so long ago. In Week One, the Steelers beat the Bills while the Packers got blown out by the Saints. Since then the Steelers are 0-3 and the Packers are 3-0.

Rodgers passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, as the Packers’ offense cruised against a good Steelers defense. It was an impressive showing for the 3-1 Packers.

But Roethlisberger couldn’t get anything going, repeatedly throwing short of the sticks and looking like his arm strength is shot. His offensive line didn’t help him, but this loss was primarily on the quarterback. The Steelers are 1-3 and in last place in the AFC North.

Going forward, Rodgers looks ready to have the Packers in contention for the rest of the season. Roethlisberger looks ready to have the Steelers contending for their first last-place finish since 1988.

34 responses to “Packers dominate Steelers

  1. The pass to diontea was not short. The pass to Washington was not short. The two juju misses were not short.

    The stat I saw is Steelers are 13th in passing and 32nf in running.

    Romo seemed more right to me. The time Ben gets to make a play is so short there is no room for error.

  2. Ben looks like he can barely walk out there, let alone throw.

    And I thought a wide receiver needed to have more than one 1000 yd season to qualify for diva status. JJ Smith Schuster must’ve missed that memo.

  3. Rodgers missed a few throws late. But Green Bay’s defense was all banged up and Ben couldn’t get more than s garbage time touchdown. GB is clearly the better team right now.

  4. Roethlesberger looks cooked. The Steelers will be drafting high next April and will pick a shiny new QB in the top 5.

  5. Did you even watch the game? No offensive line and no running game. Roethlisberger is definitely past his prime but he is not the sole cause of the Steelers being so bad.

  6. 4mved6aw9d says:
    October 3, 2021 at 7:32 pm
    It was ugly….but come on…BR doesn’t play defense
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    I suppose you also overlooked his fumble at the 23 that set Green Bay up for a short distance touchdown.

  7. The next 2 games will be the telling tale for the Steelers season. They lost on the road to a good Rodgers team. I expect the team to show some heart and get back in the win column.

  8. Glad the Packers won. But a more accurate QB would have been serious trouble for that defense. I’m curious if the over/under for Packers/Chiefs (our Game 17) will be 80 or more.

  9. Forget Pigben, he’s toast. TJ Watt trying to trip Rodgers like some school yard punk and then the NFL trying to cover for him is the bigger story.

  10. flosnake says:
    October 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Refs & officials dominate steelers. Fify
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    Haven’t you whined enough about the officiating in all the Browns/Vikings threads?
    You actually have to freelance over here too.
    I’d imagine you must be pretty wiped out with all of the butt hurt you’ve displayed today. 🤣

  11. It’s been time to replace Big Ben for at least 3-5 years now. Does anyone remember the last time the Steelers were true super bowl contenders in recent memory? Time for the Steelers to rebuild their offense and draft a new young passer at QB.

  12. When will the media learn? Week 1’s over-reaction and blaming the loss on “distractions”. One word: “Relax”

  13. Happy for the win, but it troubles me that the Packers tend to get too cute instead doing what is predictable….but also the smart call. Dillon is pounding the rock down their throat and you go for a throw when all you need to do is kill clock? I have a fear that some day these types of play calls will come back and bite them.

  14. Another brilliant performance by the Pittsburgh Imploders. Clown stomped again!

  15. Seeing your favorite team take a knee at midfield to end it is usually a good indicator of a butt-kicking. But it’s only one game. Let’s stay calm and enjoy the game next week.

  16. Ben would have looked better had the Steelers forfeited the game. What a disgrace.

  17. Continue to be impressed with how the O-line is holding up, without 2 of the very best in the League.

    I would LOVE to see more of Dillon. I don’t want running the clock out to be the only time he is featured in the offense.

    I’m pleasantly surprised with Barry’s D the last couple weeks. Or is it just Stokes play, having 2 competent corners out there?

  18. Happy for the win, but it troubles me that the Packers tend to get too cute instead doing what is predictable….but also the smart call. Dillon is pounding the rock down their throat and you go for a throw when all you need to do is kill clock? I have a fear that some day these types of play calls will come back and bite them.
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    Jones fumble in Pitt territory cost them points. Rodgers missed a long td to Tonyan as well.

    This one was on teh verge of being a blowout. I don’t think LaFluer got overly conservative.

  19. doctorrumack says:
    October 3, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    …TJ Watt trying to trip Rodgers like some school yard punk and then the NFL trying to cover for him is the bigger story.
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    And Watt getting credit for that and a touch down of Rodgers late as sacks is bogus too. Watt disappeared again yesterday in a big game. Rodgers actually outran him for GB’s first TD.

  20. But I was told Rodgers would be a distraction to the Packers and they would be in 3rd place at best.

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