3 impressive Steelers performances against the Vikings
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger
Like Najee Harris, the offensive line did Ben Roethlisberger no favors. Ben was sacked 5 times and took numerous ugly snaps from rookie center Kendrick Green, who arguably had his worst game. At times when Big Ben called for the ball, Green wouldn’t even snap it and teammates had to tap him to get him to snap it back.
Roethlisberger still delivered his magic and with the help of a couple of Kirk Cousins turnovers, he led drives that ended up in 7and 8 points. Ben totaled 308 yards and 3 touchdowns while throwing 1 interception that wasn’t his fault. Ben also completed 28 of his 40 pass attempts and delivered some long throws downfield that ended up in positive yards.
Although the Steelers lost, Ben showed he is still the best option for the team and his arm isn’t fully dead. He still has magic in him and if Harrison Smith didn’t punch the ball out of Freiermuth’s hands, the Steelers would’ve had a chance to tie the game with a two-point conversion and send Thursday night football into overtime. The 39-year old quarterback is having his last go in an NFL uniform, and, sadly, this is how he will go out, but he is playing better than many think.