Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Wants Another Week Off Ahead of Jaguars Clash

November 16, 2020 8:41 pm

Head Coach Mike Tomlin has led the AFC North franchise Pittsburgh Steelers to a 9-game winning streak in the ongoing NFL season. A big reason for their dominance in 2020 is the return of veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

The Steelers made their way to another comprehensive 36-10 win on Sunday as they beat the Joe Burrow-led Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field. Will any NFL team manage to stop the Steelers rampage this season?

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Ben Roethlisberger shines as the Steelers win their 9th consecutive game

The Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was not involved in team practice sessions last week. He was placed on the COVID-19 list in the build-up to Sunday’s game against the Bengals.

As per reports, ‘Big Ben’ was in close proximity to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. However, he was cleared to feature for yesterday’s game after testing negative for the deadly virus.

Nov 8, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Roethlisberger had a stunning outing against the Bengals. He went 27 of 46, throwing for 333 yards with 4 passing touchdowns against 0 interceptions. Here’s what the 38-year-old said after the game.

“Really just felt nice and rested coming into today. I tried to talk Coach into seeing if I could take next week off, too,” Roethlisberger told ESPN’s Brooke Pryor.

However, coach Tomlin was always confident that Roethlisberger would do fine on Sunday despite missing practice last week. He said, “There was less anxiety, in terms of dealing with him in these circumstances, maybe than some of the other circumstances he and I have been in in the past, where his health was a factor in terms of availability.

“His health was not a factor, so we had very little reservations about his ability to perform once we got him to the stadium.”

The Steelers play the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11. Can Ben Roethlisberger lead his team to their 10th win of the season this weekend? Tune in to find out.

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