Early in the game, I was prepared to hand out a poor grade to Ben Roethlisberger, as nearly every throw he made was within six yards of the line of scrimmage. While eventually opened things up with a few deeper passes to Chase Claypool, his yards per attempt were still very modest.
Though much of Roethlisberger’s success against the Eagles in Week 5 came because of plays made after the catch by his wide receivers, he still did everything that was asked of him en route to putting up a 38-point showing (his largest since his impressive 52-point game against the Panthers in Week 10 of 2018).
This is exactly the direction we wanted to see the offense go. Though they methodically dinked and dunked their way down the field for much of the game, Steelers held nearly a 10-minute advantage in time of possession which helped keep their defense fresh late in the game.
Most importantly, Roethlisberger took great care of the football once again – throwing 3 touchdowns with no interceptions. Remarkably, the 38-year-old quarterback now has 10 touchdowns and just 1 interception on the season. No complaints here.