5 best Ben Roethlisberger moments for Steelers inside Heinz Field
Ben Roethlisberger has played his final home game, so let’s take a look at his best moments at Heinz Field from the legendary Steelers quarterback.
It really is over. For the past 18 years, Ben Roethlisberger has taken Pittsburgh to five AFC Championship Games, three Super Bowls, won two Lombardi Trophies, and built one incredible career full of memorable moments.
With Week 17 against Cleveland marking Big Ben’s final home game, let’s take a look back at his greatest moments inside Heinz Field:
5. Touchdown pass to Mike Wallace vs Green Bay
The Steelers had a weird season in 2009. After winning Super Bowl XLIII in February, Pittsburgh started the season 6-2 before losing five straight.
Needing to win out, and get some help from other teams to make the playoffs, the Steelers welcomed Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers into Heinz Field in Week 15. Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers proceeded to have one of the best quarterback duels of the decade.
Big Ben found Mike Wallace on a deep 60 yard pass less than a minute into the game for a touchdown. Rodgers answered with an 83-yard pass to Greg Jennings to tie the game. Late in the fourth quarter, Rodgers threw his third touchdown of the game to James Jones, followed by a two-point conversion, to give the Packers a six-point lead.
Roethlisberger led Pittsburgh down the field in less than two minutes. On the game’s final play, Ben hit Mike Wallace in the front left corner of the end zone for a touchdown. Jeff Reed’s extra point won the game for the Steelers and snapped their losing streak. The win also marked Ben’s first 500-yard passing game in one of the best games in the history of the “Big ketchup bottle.”