Super Bowl 2011: The Ben Roethlisberger Effect

February 1, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Currently posting a 10-2 career playoff record with two Super Bowl victories under two different head coaches (something Terry Bradshaw did NOT do).
Arguably the most elusive QB in the NFL, but definitely the most difficult to bring down.
With that being said, it seems the only way to beat Ben Roethlisberger is to limit his opportunities outside the pocket.
Check out his passing stats in Super Bowl XL:
9-of-21 for 123 yards and two interceptions.
Based on these stats, if you didn't watch this game, would you really have thought Pittsburgh won?
But since he was able to extend plays with his legs and down-the-field vision, he kept the Seahawk D on their toes the whole game.
In turn, he only rushed for 25 yards on seven carries but managed one TD as well.
His unorthodox play at the QB position allowed for the running game to open up, and you then saw Willie Parker take one to the house.
Super Bowl XLIII vs. Arizona was a much better performance...

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