Roethlisberger completed 32 of 46 passes for 369 yards and a touchdown while also passing for a two-point conversion in Sunday's 28-21 win over the Bengals. After James Conner converted a pair of one-yard touchdowns in the first half, Roethlisberger finally recorded a passing score by hitting Antonio Brown on a 31-yard slant with 10 seconds left. Even before his game-winning toss to Brown, Roethlisberger had been racking up yardage and topped 300 for the fourth time in six games. He'll get to rest his 36-year-old bones in Week 7 with Pittsburgh on bye.
Roethlisberger mentioned Tuesday that an elbow injury has impacted his throwing motion, but he downplayed the significance of the issue Wednesday, Chris Adamski of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "Ah, it's fine," Roethlisberger said. "I don't even need to talk about it. It's good." Roethlisberger hurt his elbow back in Week 1, but he hasn't been listed on the injury report since Week 2 and is currently on pace for career-high marks for both passing yards and touchdowns. His absence from practice on Wednesdays has become the new norm, with the Steelers listing him as a "coach's decision" rather than referencing an injury on their official report. It doesn't seem like anything to worry about, considering the team does the same thing for a few other veterans. In any case, Roethlisberger will travel to Cincinnati in Week 6, facing a Bengals defense that ranks ninth in yards allowed per pass attempt (7.0) but 21st in passing yards allowed per game (277). The Bengals have scored 30.6 points per game, forcing their opponents to chuck the ball around in an effort to keep up.
Roethlisberger completed 19 of 29 passes for 250 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the Steelers' 41-17 win over the Falcons on Sunday. He also rushed twice for 16 yards. It was an efficient performance for Big Ben, who got some help from his defense for a change in what turned out to be surprising blowout victory. The 15-year veteran connected with both Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster for touchdowns, with one of the former's two scores qualifying as Roethlisberger's longest completion of the game (47 yards). It was a much-needed win for the Steelers, who evened their wins and losses at two apiece despite Roethlisberger's passing yardage total being his lowest of the season thus far. He'll look to help Pittsburgh notch two straight wins for the first time this season when he faces the Bengals in a divisional showdown Week 6.
Roethlisberger completed 27 of 47 pass attempts for 274 yards with one touchdown, one interception and one two-point conversion during Sunday's 26-14 loss to the Ravens. The Steelers offense, again hampered by the absence of Le'Veon Bell (contract dispute), was unable to get much going against a Ravens defense that entered the game having allowed a league-low 5.1 yards per pass attempt. Not only was Pittsburgh shut out the entire second half, but Roethlisberger only gained 50 yards through the air in those final two quarters. Despite the lack of success, the quarterback is well positioned for a bounce-back performance Week 5, when the Steelers host a high-scoring Falcons team in the confines of Heinz Field.
Roethlisberger completed 30 of 38 passes for 353 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in Monday's 30-27 win over the Buccaneers. He also lost one yard on four carries. After a slow start on their first two possessions, Roethlisberger got hot, with all three touchdowns coming in the first half. Despite the 1-1-1 record, Big Ben is having an outstanding season, completing 92 of 139 passes for 1,140 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions. On pace for over 6,000 yards, he'll look to keep it going Week 4 against a banged-up Baltimore defense. In his last game against the Ravens, a 39-38 win, Roethlisberger threw for 506 yards and two touchdowns.
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