NFL: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Is Knocking On Canton’s Door

January 24, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It isn't always pretty on the stat sheet when it comes to Ben Roethlisberger, but the Steelers franchise quarterback does one thing better than anyone:  thrive in the big moment.  With their 23-19 victory over the New York Jets last night, Big Ben has led his team to their third Super Bowl in six years and the franchise's 8th overall.
For those football fans who were unfamiliar with Roethlisberger's style of play before last night (where have you been?), they got a taste of it on the last drive of the game.
Up only 5 points and facing a Jets defense who had suddenly rediscovered their swagger, the Steelers faced a 3rd-and-6 just after the two minute warning.  With the Jets out of timeouts, common sense dictates running the ball and eating up 45 seconds of clock.
Roethlisberger, however, had other ideas.  He dropped back to throw, rolled right away from pressure and found rookie wideout Antonio Brown for a first down and a trip to the Super Bowl. ...

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