|Week 3 (@CAR) - Average||25.5-38.0||310.0||1.0||0.5||5.5||0||16|
|Week 3 (@CAR) - Dave Richard||27-38||319||1||0||5||0||16|
|Week 3 (@CAR) - Jamey Eisenberg||24-38||301||1||1||6||0||16|
|2014 Season - Average||390.0-608.5||4481.0||30.0||14.0||89.5||1.0||328|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||399-626||4661||30||16||91||0||324|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||381-591||4301||30||12||88||2||326|
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|Ben Roethlisberger still hurting from 'significant shot' |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(9/16/14) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday he's still hurting from the illegal hit he received from Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw last Thursday, reports Steelers Depot. The hit, which drew a roughing-the-passer flag, occurred on Pittsburgh's first possession.
"I lost my breath instantly and remember hitting the ground thinking, 'Boy, that hurt a lot,'" Roethlisberger said in a radio interview about Upshaw burying himself into the quarterback's chest. "I kind of pride myself on not taking those big hits, but I sure as heck didn't see it coming."
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Roethlisberger was hurting the rest of the game. "That was a significant shot, but that comes with the territory and that's something that he's embraced over the years," the coach said.
|Ben Roethlisberger held without a touchdown Week 2 |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/11/14) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was held without a touchdown Week 2 against the Ravens.
Roethlisberger completed 22 of 37 passes for 217 yards. He threw one interception during the game. Roethlisberger had a tough time getting any passes down the field. He averaged just 5.9 yards per attempt. Roethlisberger was a victim of poor luck as well. After leading a long drive to open the game, the Steelers turned the ball over on a fumble. The team would also fumble away another possession in the fourth quarter. Roethlisberger was able to get the team into Ravens territory a few times, but couldn't find a way to get into the end zone.
Roethlisberger will take on the Panthers Week 3.
|Stud Steelers ready to go Week 2 |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/11/14) The Steelers will go into Week 2 with all of their stud offensive players.
A number of important players entered the week listed as probable on the injury report. Nearly all of them are active Week 2 against the Steelers. Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, Heath Miller, Ben Roethlisberger, Cody Wallace and Markus Wheaton were all cleared to play. While they were all on the injury report, only Wallace was dealing with an injury. The rest missed practice for non-injury reasons.
On defense, the Steelers will have Brett Keisel, Steve McLendon, Troy Polamalu, Ike Taylor, Shamarko Thomas and Vince Williams. Wallace was dealing with an ankle issue, but the rest were listed for non-injury reasons.
|First-half explosion leads to 365-yard day for Ben Roethlisberger |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/7/14) Make that 18-1 lifetime for Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger against the Browns.
What appeared to be a walk in the park, however, turned into a super struggle for Roethlisberger on Sunday. Only an 11-yard to Marcus Wheaton with time running that set up the game-winning field goal allowed him to remain undefeated against Cleveland in Pittsburgh.
Roethlisberger finished 23 of 34 for 365 yards, one touchdown and one interception. It appeared he was destined to put up even better numbers when he set a personal record with 278 yards through in the air in first half and fired a 35-yard scoring strike to featured receiver Antonio Brown five minutes in the second quarter.
The veteran found tremendous success in the first half throwing short passes to backs and longer ones to Brown, but his line broke down under a fierce Cleveland rush thereafter, limiting him to 87 yards passing after intermission.
Roethlisberger and his Steelers play at Baltimore on Thursday night.
|Ben Roethlisberger not destined for a super-stat Sunday |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/3/14) One would think Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger spends much of his time against the Browns flinging completed passes all over the field and racking up touchdowns. After all, he's 17-1 against them lifetime and undefeated in Pittsburgh.
Well, one would think wrong. His numbers against Cleveland are rather modest. In 2013, for instance, a year in which he racked up a career-high 4,261 yards passing and 28 scores, he averaged 198 yards in two games against his AFC North rival and threw for just three touchdowns.
With Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden covering only proven receiver Antonio Brown, who might even receive some double-teaming, Roethlisberger could be hard-pressed to find success in the passing game. The Browns struggled last season and in the preseason against the no-huddle and in preventing long gains on short passes to running backs, so perhaps Roethlisberger can pad his numbers going that route.
His best bet is torching a tired Browns defense - their offense seems destined for a lot of three-and-out possessions - late in the game. But don't look for huge numbers for Roethlisberger on Sunday.
|Ben Roethlisberger remains at the helm of the Steelers offense, that's no surprise. But what might be a surprise is that he finished as a Top 12 Fantasy quarterback last season despite averaging less than 20 points per game -- only something he, Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick did. That was due to two very different halves to his season: He averaged 15.1 Fantasy points per game in his first seven matchups and finished with 22.2 Fantasy points per game in his final nine. The difference? He used the no-huddle and leaned on running back Le'Veon Bell as a receiver. Expect those things to continue this season. There's a little bit of concern that Roethlisberger's receiving corps won't be sharp since Emmanuel Sanders left and will be replaced by second-year receiver Markus Wheaton and veteran underachiever Darrius Heyward-Bey. But his offensive line should be better, which won't hurt. For Fantasy purposes the best news on Roethlisberger is that you won't have to spend a big pick to get him. He'll get taken with a late rounder in every single draft as a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback with modest potential. We love the idea of pairing him with Russell Wilson since he has a good matchup the week of Wilson's bye (and could replace Wilson if he gets off to a slow start).
(Updated 6/5/14) |