Two interceptions were thrown by Ben Roethlisberger when the Steelers lost 20-13 to the Jets on Sunday, in a game that stunned many fans and sportsbooks providing online bookmaking solutions. The player said that his performance on the field was a not good one, but also suggested that the coaches must improve after Pittsburgh fell to 6-4, to the disappointment of many fans.
Well, that was what Big Ben said when he was asked about a pass made during the fourth quarter that was directed at James Harrison, outside LB. Harrison entered the clash against the Jets so he could play fullback with Pittsburgh on New York’s 1-yard line, being behind 20-6.
“He’s not supposed to be in on that play. The players didn’t play well but we also had a couple of issues there getting the right guys in,” said Roethlisberger, and many fans fully agree. “I know on third down [that series], the field goal team started running on the field, so we have to make sure we’re super sharp in all three phases of the game.”
Big Ben was able to complete 30 out of 43 passes made for 343 yards and a TD, but two of Pittsburgh’s four turnovers were made by him, and many fans were feeling frustrated when they didn’t see him consistently move the Steelers’ offense. Pittsburgh only grabbed three points from the three times that they were able to drive within the 20-yard line of the Jets.
In Pittsburgh’s last two meetings, the very famous QB threw 12 passes for TD’s, which proved to be a league record, and many fans were very impressed with the player’s performance in those games. However, sportsbooks offering online bookmaking solutions could see that this time around the fans were not very happy at all with the game against the Jets, but they’re confident that he’ll be able to properly bounce back from what is considered by many experts to be a glitch in his performance levels.
“We just need to roll our sleeves up and get back to work,” said coach Mike Tomlin. “Not only [Roethlisberger] but our football team. I trust that they will do that.”
The Steelers’ fans are not even considering losing their trust in the team and Big Ben, and believe that they’ll recover from this loss soon enough.