November 5, 2012 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Eli Manning and the New York Giants could not provide a happy ending Sunday for the storm-ravaged fans who came to see them play the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium. "There are so many bigger things going on around here that what we do is not as important as real life," Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said after throwing for two touchdowns in a 24-20 comeback victory. "My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone else who are going through so much.
June 12, 2010 |
One day, a disheveled young woman, in a cold police interrogation room with her face blurred to protect her identity, is on tape accusing Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of unspeakable acts and taking what didn't belong to him. The next day, a boyish-looking Roethlisberger, in a bucolic setting at his family's farmhouse, is telling KDKA-TV sports anchor Bob Pompeani that he never intended "to gain the whole world and lose my soul. " Has there ever been more jarring, contradictory video?
November 7, 2004 |
The Ben Factor is taking effect. That is what Terry Hoeppner, coach at Miami (Ohio), calls the dynamic gripping parts of southwestern Ohio, which has started to become Pittsburgh Steelers country. The reason? With steady play and a strong arm, rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of the Steelers, a 6-foot-4, 241-pounder who played his college football in Oxford, Ohio, has been one of the NFL's most impressive rookies. "The town's abuzz," said Hoeppner, Roethlisberger's college coach.
August 24, 2009
TO THE writer who referred to "the same fans that booed Santa": A simple Google search will lead you to plenty of protesters against the continued employment of Ben Roethlisberger and Rick Pitino. The first team to give Donte Stallworth a "second chance" will also experience an enormous backlash. You live in Philadelphia, so Michael Vick is going to seem like he's the only one receiving any backlash. Ryan Cullen, Philadelphia
December 17, 2007
TD passes: 3, Kurt Warner, Cardinals; David Garrard, Jaguars; Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers. Seahawks. Rushing yards: 163 , Jamal Lewis, Browns. Sacks: 2, by several.
December 9, 2011 |
PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger played through a painful left leg injury to lead the Steelers to a 14-3 victory over the Cleveland Browns last night. Roethlisberger passed for 280 yards and two touchdowns, including a 79-yard scoring strike to Antonio Brown with 2:52 remaining. Roethlisberger went to the locker room for X-rays following a gruesome second-quarter sack but returned to start the second half, passing for 178 yards after the break. Pittsburgh (10-3) moved a half-game ahead of Baltimore in the race for the AFC North title.
November 13, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - The Steelers escaped with a victory. The health of their franchise quarterback is another matter entirely. The Steelers edged the woeful Kansas City Chiefs 16-13 in overtime on Monday night but lost Ben Roethlisberger for most of the second half - and perhaps a lot longer - with a right shoulder injury. Roethlisberger left the game early in the third quarter after getting slammed to the turf by Kansas City linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston and did not return.
September 26, 2011 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Shaun Suisham kicked a 38-yard field goal with four seconds left Sunday night, lifting the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 23-20 victory at Indianapolis. It was a wild game that turned three times in the final 51/2 minutes and was far closer than most expected. The Steelers (2-1) struggled as Ben Roethlisberger lost two fumbles and threw an interception in one 11-minute first-half span. But the Colts (0-3) proved hard to shake off. Joseph Addai's 6-yard run capped an 80-yard drive for a 20-20 tie with 2 minutes, 9 seconds to go. Roethlisberger then came back with a 60-yard march to set up the winning score.
October 5, 2012 |
THE STEELERS don't lose at home, and they absolutely don't lose at home to NFC teams. But nothing lasts forever, as Phillies fans found out this season. Some of the Pittsburgh defensive stalwarts aren't getting younger, quicker or healthier. Half a decade ago, the top teams in the AFC clearly were better than the top teams in the NFC. Not sure that's the case anymore. The Eagles' offense took an important step forward when it didn't turn the ball over against the Giants. Now it needs to solidify that gain, and add some efficiency to the formula, scoring touchdowns instead of field goals.
June 11, 2010 |
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he got caught up in being a caricature called Big Ben, not the grounded player and person he once was, leading to his off-field problems - and affecting his play. In his first detailed interviews since a Georgia college student accused him of sexually assaulting her in a nightclub bathroom on March 5, Roethlisberger told Pittsburgh TV stations KDKA and WTAE that he expects to be booed this season. He also apologized extensively for his actions, and promised to become the role model he should have been throughout his career.