5 best Ben Roethlisberger moments for Steelers inside Heinz Field
1. 12 touchdowns in two weeks
It can’t be understated how incredible this feat was for Big Ben. Going into Week 8 of 2014, Roethlisberger had never thrown six touchdowns in a game- that changed against Indianapolis.
The montage of touchdowns for Ben started in the middle of the first quarter with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Markus Wheaton. The Steelers drove the ball downfield to end the first quarter, and Ben hit Martavis Bryant for a five-yard touchdown at the beginning of the second.
Antonio Brown caught a pair of touchdowns within four minutes of each other later on in the first half, and Bryant caught his second of the game in the third quarter.
Pittsburgh had the ball with just over five minutes to play. On fourth down, Ben faked a handoff and hit Heath Miller for his sixth touchdown of the game, and the Steelers would go on to win 51-34. It was his first six touchdown game, and his second 500-yard passing performance
But hey, if one is good, two is better, because Ben did the exact same thing in Week 9 against Baltimore. After the Ravens scored on their opening drive, Ben threw two touchdown passes on consecutive drives to Le’Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant, respectively to give Pittsburgh the lead. With under a minute to play in the first half, Ben connected on a 47-yard touchdown pass to Markus Wheaton. The Steelers converted on a fake extra point and went into the locker room up 22-10.
With three touchdown passes going into the fourth quarter, Roethlisberger began to light up Baltimore’s defense. He connected with Antonio Brown for a 54 yard touchdown and connected with Bryant for the second time on their next drive. With under two minutes to play, Ben hit Matt Spaeth for touchdown number six, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to throw six touchdowns in consecutive games.
In the course of two weeks, Roethlisberger threw for 862 yards, 12 touchdowns, and no interceptions. It was an absolutely ungodly showing from No. 7, and is one of the best two-week stretches by any player in NFL history.