Roethlisberger completed 23 of 35 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 26-9 win over the Vikings. Roethlisberger did much of his damage early in the game, connecting with Martavis Bryant on a 27-yard touchdown in the first quarter before tossing a shovel pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster for another score early in the second. He spread the ball around to six different receivers and managed a solid performance despite Antonio Brown's relatively tame production. Roethlisberger could very well have the deepest complement of skill position players he's ever had this season and will look to continue what has been a strong start next week against the Bears.
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.
Roethlisberger (ankle) completed six of nine passes for 73 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Saturday's 19-15 preseason loss to the Colts. He also lost a fumble. As expected, Big Ben played limited snaps, operating the Steelers' first two possessions. He fumbled at the end of the first drive courtesy of a sack by the Colts' John Simon, but he looked sharp otherwise while leading a second series that culminated in a Chris Boswell field goal. Saturday's cameo will serve as the extent of Roethlisberger's preseason exposure, as he'll now turn his attention to preparing for the Sept. 10 opener against the Browns.
Roethlisberger (ankle) expects to play one or two drives in Saturday's preseason game against Indianapolis, Chris Adamski and Joe Rudder of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report. While he seems to have moved past the ankle injury that held him out of Pittsburgh's first two exhibitions, Roethlisberger will only make a brief appearance in what figures to be his only game action of the preseason. He won't have Le'Veon Bell in the backfield and may not have Martavis Bryant (undisclosed) out wide, but the Steelers expect to have their full stable of offensive weapons ready for Week 1 against Cleveland.
Roethlisberger (ankle) plans to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Roethlisberger has been hindered by a minor ankle injury since the beginning of August, but he's slated to make his preseason debut on Saturday. The Steelers' offense still won't be at full strength during their third preseason tilt, however, while running back Le'Veon Bell (groin) remains away from the team. Backup quarterback Landry Jones (abdomen) figures to return from his injury Saturday as well, and rookie Joshua Dobbs will also continue to provide depth behind Roethlisberger.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/15||@Kansas City Chiefs||23||19.50|
|12||11/27||Green Bay Packers||9||13.00|
|15||12/17||New England Patriots||31||32.00|
|3 Year Avg||66.5||4236||27||13||23||0||330|