Ben Roethlisberger was Steelers player of the game vs. Broncos in Week 2

James Conner #30 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
James Conner #30 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

It was a very close game in week two for the Steelers but it was a win nonetheless for the home team. The nail-biting ending was secured by the defense but was plausible by the play of Ben Roethlisberger.

The Steelers for the second week in a row secured victory by scoring 26 points against their opponent. The 26-21 victory happened after a really great start by Pittsburgh but then the second half had some poor moments. Penalty troubles were a big cause for concern especially in the second half for the home team. It allowed for the Broncos to extend drives and keep the defense on the field. The team was able to hang on and win a very close game against a backup quarterback.

Roethlisberger was able to have a nice successful outing in his first game and in his second game, he continued to prove that he was back. Just like the entire team, he played extremely well in the first half and struggled in the second at times.

The Broncos bid for a comeback happened after Roethlisberger threw a very forced pass into the arms of the defending Broncos safety for an interception that caused the tides to turn in the opposition’s favor. After that interception, the offense did start to click but fizzled out many times throughout the second half. The hurry-up ran by Roethlisberger did create a spark that would go out by the wind of this Broncos defense that refused to break.

With that said, the bounce back shown by the veteran quarterback was not much of a surprise to the loyal fanbase. On the run, Roethlisberger threw a beautiful pass across his body to receiver, Diontae Johnson in the back of the end zone for a touchdown. That pass was huge as it made the game a ten-point deficit for the Broncos to overcome again. His final stat line for this one showed 311 passing yards, 70.7 completion percentage, two passing touchdowns, and one interception.

Just like his team, it was not a perfect game in any sense for him or his fellow teammates. A win is a win as the old saying goes and this now 2-0 team will get ready to face off against their toughest opponent yet, the Houston Texans. Both Roethlisberger and his fellow teammates wearing the black and yellow will need to be at their best next week if they wish to be undefeated following the conclusion of the next game.

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The Steelers were able to hang onto the lead and win and their player of the week helped secure that. Ben Roethlisberger was huge in this game and the fact that he can play even better than this should make fans excited.