Roethlisberger completed 17 of 25 pass attempts for 252 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 19-13 win over the Chiefs. Just a week after committing five turnovers, Roethlisberger completed 68 percent of his passes while posting a healthy 10.1 yards per attempt. The majority of his production through the air resulted from his rhythm with Antonio Brown, who hauled in eight passes for 155 yards and a touchdown (albeit a bit fluky a score). Roethlisberger reached 250 yards for just the third time this season and brought his TD:INT to an underwhelming 7:8 with this performance. He's clearly taken a step back in 2017, but the pieces are in place for him to break out any week, with his next opportunity coming Sunday against the Bengals.
Roethlisberger completed 33 of 55 passes for 312 yards and five interceptions without a touchdown in Sunday's 30-9 loss to the Jaguars. He also rushed once for one yard and had two of his interceptions returned for touchdowns. Roethlisberger helped give Pittsburgh a 9-7 lead with a field-goal drive on his first possession of the second half, but he proceeded to throw a pick-six on each of the next two drives. His five interceptions were a career high, and he now has just two touchdown passes over the past three weeks combined, so this isn't how Big Ben was hoping to go over 300 yards for the first time this season. While he has no shortage of weapons with which to work at the skill positions, the 35-year-old quarterback simply hasn't been effective lately.
Roethlisberger completed 18 of 30 passes for 216 yards, one touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 26-9 win over the Ravens. Roethlisberger struggled to generate much down the field and didn't connect with any pass catchers for more than 48 yards. He notably struggled to find Antonio Brown, who caught just four of nine targets for 34 yards on the day. Despite the difficulties, Roethlisberger was able to feed Le'Veon Bell a massive workload and watched as the star runner churned out yardage. The veteran has yet to come through with a truly explosive performance this season, with his passing yards decreasing each week since the 263 he posted against Cleveland in the opener. He will look to break out next week against an improved Jaguars defense.
Roethlisberger completed 22 of 39 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown while adding a six-yard rush and losing a fumble in Sunday's 23-17 overtime loss to Chicago. Roethlisberger lost the ball on a first-quarter sack, but made amends with a seven-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown in the second quarter. He's now put together three consecutive middling performances, throwing for between 235 and 263 yards in each game. With explosive wide receivers Martavis Bryant and Brown as well as pass-catching running back Le'Veon Bell at his disposal, it's likely just a matter of time until Big Ben kicks it into high gear.
Roethlisberger completed 24 of 36 passes for 263 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's win over Cleveland. Browns or no Browns, it would have been hard to predict a successful afternoon for Roethlisberger prior to kickoff if it was known that Le'Veon Bell would be held to 47 total yards. Having Antonio Brown light up the field on catch-and-runs certainly helps the cause, but Jesse James' day deserves even closer examination. Roethlisberger has reportedly lobbied for a big-name tight end ever since Heath Miller left town. Last year's Ladarius Green experiment went bust and the team recently traded for Vance McDonald, but James showed on Sunday that he's ready to take the next step in his career. If both James and McDonald can control the middle of the field, that will leave opposing corners on an island against Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant - which would be pitch-and-catch for Roethlisberger.
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