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CIN lost by 1 to SEA PIT lost by 2 to SEA CIN Lost by 24 to SF THEREFORE PIT will lose by 27 to SF  

As a Steelers fan I hope Ben plays into his 40s.  I’m scared of what the future holds Post Ben 

Amazing to see this guy's transformation as a QB.  For so many years in his career, he used his strength and legs to extend plays.  For the past few years, he realizes his physical limitations and has turned into one of the better quick release pocket QBs in the league.  

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BEN ROETHLISBERGER QB, PITTSBURGH STEELERS

The Steelers have the third highest neutral pass rate in the NFL through Week 11. 

Only the Seahawks and Bengals have higher neutral pass rates this season. Despite having game script on their side for almost all of 2020, the Steelers only run the ball on 40.2 percent of their plays -- the 17th highest rate in the league. This gives James Conner an iffy weekly floor and rare opportunities for a ceiling while Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh pass catchers reap the benefits of a pass-heavy attack. The commitment to the pass gives Roethlisberger -- fourth in pass attempts this year -- a solid weekly floor even in poor on-paper matchups like this week against Baltimore. 

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SOURCE: Hayden Winks on Twitter 

Nov 24, 2020, 10:37 AM ET

 

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Ben Roethlisberger completed 36-of-51 passes for 266 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in the Steelers' 19-14 Week 12 win over the Ravens.

Somehow Roethlisberger managed to turn 51 passing attempts into a snooze fest. He turned four redzone trips into a single touchdown, a quick out by JuJu Smith-Schuster, and threw a disgusting fade away interception to Tyus Bowser in the endzone. Even the game-sealing lofted pass to James Washington momentarily dropped the hearts of all Steeler fans. The Ravens defense should be applauded for their fight, considering the team's offense was decimated by injuries and players on the COVID-19 list. Still, the Steelers accomplished their goal of reaching an 11-0 record, and it is notable the team elected to attempt 51 passes compared to just 20 runs despite carrying positive gamescript throughout.

Dec 2, 2020, 6:40 PM ET

 

 

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1 hour ago, Acrobat7 said:

It should also be added that PIT receivers probably dropped 10 passes against BAL. It was quite shocking 

And that the "disgusting fade away interception...in the endzone" was on 4th down when he was about to be sacked. 

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58 minutes ago, apalmer said:

And that the "disgusting fade away interception...in the endzone" was on 4th down when he was about to be sacked. 

So?  He should have thrown it out the back of the EZ.  Then Baltimore would have been backed up to the 1.  As it was, Pitt got lucky the Raven who picked it off tried to run it out & got tackled around the 5.  If he'd have just taken a knee in the EZ, Baltimore would have started at the 20.  

That was a disgusting INT, there's no way to argue it was anything but a horrible decision.

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2 hours ago, Bayhawks said:

So?  He should have thrown it out the back of the EZ.  Then Baltimore would have been backed up to the 1.  As it was, Pitt got lucky the Raven who picked it off tried to run it out & got tackled around the 5.  If he'd have just taken a knee in the EZ, Baltimore would have started at the 20.  

That was a disgusting INT, there's no way to argue it was anything but a horrible decision.

Agreed and I said exactly that at the time he threw it. But someone who didn't watch the game reading that article would believe that the interception in the endzone stopped a Steeler drive and prevented them from scoring points. It didn't.

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1 hour ago, apalmer said:

Agreed and I said exactly that at the time he threw it. But someone who didn't watch the game reading that article would believe that the interception in the endzone stopped a Steeler drive and prevented them from scoring points. It didn't.

OK, I see what you're getting at.

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Ben Roethlisberger completed 33-of-53 passes for 305 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the Steelers' Week 13 loss to Washington.

Roethlisberger's interception came on a batted pass that was brought down by LB Jon Bostic. It was just before the two-minute warning and in field goal range for Washington. Roethlisberger routinely had passes knocked down or tipped at the line of scrimmage. Despite logging zero sacks, the Washington defensive line was the difference in Pittsburgh finally losing. Eric Ebron and Diontae Johnson each logged multiple drops. Overall, Roethlisberger's pass-catchers logged five drops at a minimum. It wasn't a perfect outing from the 38-year-old quarterback but his supporting cast did him no favors. He should bounce back as a high-end QB2 versus Buffalo next week. 

Dec 7, 2020, 9:49 PM ET

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ROETHLISBERGER HAS BEEN THE SAME QUARTERBACK OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS

After unwarranted MVP hype due to the Steelers' 11-0 start, Ben Roethlisberger is no longer a part of the MVP conversation, and now there are question marks about his current ability at the age of 38.

The reality is that the last two games — both Steelers losses — are right in line with Roethlisberger’s play over the rest of the season; he just hasn’t had nearly as much help from his playmakers or his defense. He posted a solid 77.6 passing grade against the Washington Football Team last week, but six drops and a batted pass for an interception led to a much worse statistical outing.

Then, this week against the Buffalo Bills, Roethlisberger produced a 53.4 passing grade, his worst of the season. However, this grade is not some 2020 anomaly, as it’s Roethlisberger’s fourth passing grade in the 50s; the Steelers just won the previous three outings, so they went overlooked.

We’ve seen a limited passing attack in Pittsburgh all season as Roethlisberger has struggled to throw the ball down the field, and he’s run the quickest-hitting passing attack in the league, eschewing his prototypical big plays for letting his playmakers create after the catch. The only difference in recent weeks is the Steelers getting a case of the dropsies and Roethlisberger no longer getting away with some of the poor passes he made earlier in the season that fell incomplete and protected his stat line.

Big Ben has been playing with a limited skill set all season, but the Pittsburgh offense can still move the ball with a solid group of playmakers. At some point, however, they must find a way to get the ball down the field, where Roethlisberger’s 72.3 passer rating on 20-plus-yard throws ranks just 31st in the NFL.

 

 

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2 hours ago, TeeDub said:

I want to bench him this week for someone like Phil rivers, but this could be a good comeback game for him. I doubt they rely on the non existing running game this week

I’m actually thinking of starting him over R Wilson.  I have Claypool also and need some upside.  Not sure that comes from RW.  

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5 hours ago, sos32 said:

My gut keeps telling me to start him, that the Steelers come out and just air raid vs Cincinnati. Just dont know

Ive been feeling all week that Pitt is going to try to get away from being so pass happy this week, especially after they go up on Cincy who might not score this week against this D

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31 minutes ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

Ive been feeling all week that Pitt is going to try to get away from being so pass happy this week, especially after they go up on Cincy who might not score this week against this D

As a Steelers fan (but don't have Ben in Fantasy) I hope you are right.  They desperately need to get the running game going but I honestly don't know if they can with the banged up o-line and Connor hurt again.   I know the Bengals aren't a good team but they struggled against the Ravens JV squad.

ETA:  Ben normally does well in prime time, against Ohio teams, and he's coming off a mediocre performance.  When Ben says stuff like "if I don't start playing better it is time to hang it up" he usually steps it up.  He's got something to prove and I think he'll make a statement.

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18 minutes ago, Godsbrother said:

As a Steelers fan (but don't have Ben in Fantasy) I hope you are right.  They desperately need to get the running game going but I honestly don't know if they can with the banged up o-line and Connor hurt again.   I know the Bengals aren't a good team but they struggled against the Ravens JV squad.

ETA:  Ben normally does well in prime time, against Ohio teams, and he's coming off a mediocre performance.  When Ben says stuff like "if I don't start playing better it is time to hang it up" he usually steps it up.  He's got something to prove and I think he'll make a statement.

I hope you’re right about Ben

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7 hours ago, Godsbrother said:

As a Steelers fan (but don't have Ben in Fantasy) I hope you are right.  They desperately need to get the running game going but I honestly don't know if they can with the banged up o-line and Connor hurt again.   I know the Bengals aren't a good team but they struggled against the Ravens JV squad.

ETA:  Ben normally does well in prime time, against Ohio teams, and he's coming off a mediocre performance.  When Ben says stuff like "if I don't start playing better it is time to hang it up" he usually steps it up.  He's got something to prove and I think he'll make a statement.

I hope the opposite. This team is not good at running the ball. I hope they run spread offense the rest of the year with draws and screens as the "running game".

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Ben Roethlisberger intends to play for the Steelers in 2021. 

It would be Roethlisberger's 18th season in Pittsburgh. At 38, Roethlisberger has one more year on his contract after this season. He's returned from a chronic elbow condition that required surgery and knocked him out for almost the entire 2019 season, leading the Steelers back to the top of the AFC North with an 11-2 record going into Monday night's game against the Bengals. The grizzled veteran, headed into Week 15, led the league in pass attempts in Pittsburgh's pass-heavy attack. He was 14th in passing yards and fifth in passing touchdowns headed into Week 15. 

SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter 

Dec 21, 2020, 8:43 AM ET

 

 

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Ben Roethlisberger completed just 20-of-38 passes for 170 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Steelers' 27-17, Week 15 loss to the Bengals Monday night.

Big Ben turned the ball over two times in the first half, fumbling early before throwing an interception right to CB Mackensie Alexander. The Steelers simply couldn't move the ball in the first 30 minutes. This is a team that tends to play down to its competition, and that appeared to be what happened tonight again, as the Steelers lost their third straight after an 11-0 start. Big Ben finished the first half with just seven net passing yards. His lone touchdown was a 23-yarder to Diontae Johnson in the third quarter. Ben later missed Chase Claypool on what could have been a second score. The Steelers were down by 17 at one point and cut it to seven but never got any closer. Next week's date with the Colts is suddenly very important for the AFC North title.

Dec 21, 2020, 11:25 PM ET

 

 

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Ben Roethlisberger has a $41.25M cap hit in 2021, with a compensation package of $19 million. If he plays next year, they'll have to extend his contract to knock down that cap charge. Eventually, a major cap reckoning is coming.

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Ben Roethlisberger completed 34-of-49 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns in Pittsburgh's 28-24 Week 16 win over the Colts.

It was a tale of two halves for Roethlisberger, who fought through a near-benching with 98 total yards through two quarters before tossing for 242 yards and three touchdowns while rattling off 21 unanswered points to complete Pittsburgh's second-half comeback. Although there were no signs of life from the Steelers in the first half, rushing seven times for four yards and scoring on a three-play drive that started from Indy's three-yard line, its offense averaged 7.2 yards per play over the last 30 minutes including a 39-yard strike to Diontae Johnson and beautiful 25-yard toss into a bucket over a zone scheme to JuJu Smith-Schuster. There's a chance coach Mike Tomlin chooses to bench his starters for Week 17 now that the AFC North championship has been decided, but playing his backups in a win-and-in spot for Cleveland could also potentially allow the Browns to sneak into the postseason with a victory. That will be a key situation to monitor for the regular season finale before the Steelers return in the Wild Card round.

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Ben Roethlisberger completed 47-of-68 passes for 501 yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions in Pittsburgh's 48-37 Wild Card deficit to the Browns.

Some would consider 38-year-old Roethlisberger’s campaign a success since he was available for 15 games despite recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and having not thrown a pass since Week 2 of 2019. He did toss the second-most touchdown passes (33) of his career in leading the Steelers to an 11-0 start and AFC North title, but the wear and tear of the league’s third-most pass attempts (608) coupled with Pittsburgh’s forced bye week due to Tennessee’s COVID outbreak in Week 4 caused Roethlisberger and the team’s offense to lose five of its last six games, score no more than 28 points from Week 11 on, and eventually get buried behind four interceptions and cowardly coaching in the Wild Card round. Roethlisberger has already said he’ll be back in 2021, but the organization would be wise to start prepping for the future as early as this year’s draft. 39 in May with no rushing floor to speak of, the veteran should merely be considered a QB2 on his last legs ahead of offseason drafts.

Jan 10, 2021, 11:46 PM ET

 

 

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Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said "it’s reasonable to assume there is a chance [Ben Roethlisberger] is going to be back, certainly."

You won't find more tortured coach-speak if you dedicated your life to finding it. The takeaway from Tomlin's carefully phrased comment is that no one really knows whether Roethlisberger, 38, will play out his contract, which ends after the 2021 season. He appeared emotional at the end of Pittsburgh's Wild Card loss to Cleveland, but didn't address his 2021 status after throwing four interceptions against the Browns. Roethlisberge's adjusted yards per attempt has plummeted over the past couple seasons and he struggled with accuracy at times in 2020, coming off elbow surgery. The Steelers would certainly make one more run with Roethlisberger if he's willing to give it another go in 2021. 

SOURCE: Joe Rutter on Twitter 

Jan 13, 2021, 2:27 PM ET

 

 

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