Steelers vs. Chiefs: what to watch for

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Sep 25, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) slides to avoid the tackle of Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (91) and free safety Jalen Mills (31) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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Ben Roethlisberger

In the offseason, Ben Roethlisberger was short listed for all kinds of awards and accolades. The Steelers were seen as a postseason lock and a Super Bowl favorite mostly because of number seven.

There is no doubt that Roethlisberger is an all-time great, but he’s off to a poor start. His completion percentage and yards per attempt are the lowest of his career. His quarterback rating is his third lowest in 13 seasons and, thanks to drops by defenders, he has been lucky to have thrown only four interceptions in three games. He’s also fumbled more times in three games than he did in his previous 28.

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Coming off a bad loss to face the Chiefs, and with the Jets on the horizon, there has never been a better time for Roethlisberger to show off some vintage Ben. With so many questions on defense and on offense, Ben cannot be the reason that the Steelers lose games.

Bell’s return should help balance the Steelers’ offense and allow Ben to take what the defense gives him. There is no doubt that Ben can right the ship.