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Ben Roethlisberger | Quarterback | #7

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 240
College: Miami (OH)
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (11) / PIT
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Ben Roethlisberger completed 20-of-31 passes for 224 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception in the Steelers' Divisional Round win over the Chiefs.
The Steelers didn't score a single touchdown, but still managed to win on the back of Chris Boswell's six field goals. Big Ben had a 17-yard touchdown to Antonio Brown knocked away by CB Marcus Peters just as Brown was coming to the ground with the ball, and Roethlisberger's pick was a tipped ball at the line that fell into Eric Berry's arms in the end zone. Big Ben's road woes are well documented, and he'll now head to Foxboro for the AFC Championship. He missed the Steelers' Week 7 game against the Patriots with a torn meniscus. Jan 15 - 11:58 PM

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Ben Roethlisberger (foot) is not listed on the Steelers' final injury report for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Chiefs.

There was some concern about Roethlisberger's status after he was seen wearing a walking boot after Sunday's win over the Dolphins, but he's practiced fully the last two days and will be all systems go for the Divisional Round. Roethlisberger had an awesome game against the Chiefs in Week 4 (five touchdowns, 300 passing yards) but hasn't played nearly as well on the road this season.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: In terms of QBR, Ben was remarkably consistent at home with a coefficient of variation of 12.3% and he never dropped below 71.6. He was the opposite away, dipping as low as 4.4 and had a CV of 69.7%. His touchdown rate dropped from 3.3 to 1.1 per game when traveling. Kansas City boasts the 7th-best pass defense in DVOA (per Football Outsiders) plus corners Marcus Peters and newcomer Terrance Mitchell have been excellent. It’s not a great spot.
Jan 13 - 2:03 PM

Ben Roethlisberger (foot) returned to a full practice on Thursday.

#AsExpected. Roethlisberger got the day off on Wednesday, but returned to his usual reps on Thursday. He'll be under center Sunday for the Divisional Round against Kansas City. Big Ben had a monster game against the Chiefs in Week 4, shredding them for 300 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions. Of course, that was a home game for Roethlisberger, whose home/away splits remained stark in 2016.
Jan 12 - 3:54 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Ben Roethlisberger's foot "shouldn't be an issue."

Roethlisberger was in a walking boot after Sunday's win over the Dolphins, but he had shed the boot by Monday and said he will be "good to go." Ben will likely take a maintenance day during Wednesday's practice, but there is no doubt about his availability for this week.
Jan 10 - 12:26 PM

Ben Roethlisberger shed his walking boot on Monday and said his right foot is "fine."

Roethlisberger tweaked his right foot on the second to last play of Sunday's win over Miami. "(An MRI) showed I aggravated an old foot fracture but nothing severe," Roethlisberger said in an email. "I should be good to go [Sunday at KC]." Roethlisberger said the Steelers told him to wear the protective boot "as a precaution," and by Monday it was no longer necessary.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: While the Steelers offense had no trouble with Miami's defense at home, things could be a lot different in Kansas City this weekend. Roethlisberger had an incredible first half which was followed by an underwhelming second half, although Pittsburgh led comfortably. KC has allowed the 12th fewest FPPG to QBs and it’s no secret that Roethlisberger is better at home – he completes about 10% more passes at Heinz Field and has a 4/1 TD/INT ratio there as opposed to a 9/8 ratio on the road.
Jan 9 - 2:27 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Ben Roethlisberger's ankle injury "checked out okay."

Big Ben said he hurt his ankle on the second-to-last play of the game in the Wild Card win over the Dolphins. It's not believed to be serious in any way, and he might not even be listed on the injury report this week. Roethlisberger will be under center when the Steelers travel to Arrowhead on Sunday.
Jan 9 - 9:13 AM

Ben Roethlisberger said he hurt his ankle on the second to last play of Sunday's Wild Card win over the Dolphins.

Roethlisberger barely had to do any movement in the second half of Sunday's dominant 30-12 win, so we couldn't tell he was injured in any way. Big Ben does have a history of invoking injury drama, but this one sounds legit after he was spotted in a walking boot in the locker room. Speaking Sunday afternoon, Big Ben said he's "always worried" whenever he tweaks something but promised "I'll be out there next week." The Steelers will head to Arrowhead for Week 19.
Jan 8 - 5:16 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 13-of-18 passes for 197 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Steelers' 30-12, Wild Card win over the Dolphins.

It's not an exaggeration to say Roethlisberger faced literally zero resistance in the first half. At one point, Big Ben was 7-of-7 for 162 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Some absurd Antonio Brown YAC helped, but Ben was on fire, as he so often is at home. The Steelers' offense, save for Le'Veon Bell, cooled down considerably after its white-hot start, but the damage was already done. Things will be different next week, where the Steelers are venturing on the road to take on the No. 2 seed Chiefs. On paper, it's set up to be an amazing game.
Jan 8 - 4:16 PM

Steelers declared QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB Le'Veon Bell, WR Antonio Brown, C Maurkice Pouncey, TE Ladarius Green, DE Stephon Tuitt, and S Robert Golden inactive for Week 17 against the Browns.

Coach Mike Tomlin already announced all the Steelers' main players would sit this one. Landry Jones will start at quarterback, while DeAngelo Williams and Fitzgerald Toussaint figure to dominate the backfield work. Eli Rogers and Jesse James are expected to be the top pass-game targets Sunday.
Jan 1 - 11:39 AM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he may sit Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, and Maurkice Pouncey Week 17 against the Browns.

"They are guys I'll look hard at protecting and preserving," Tomlin said. Locked into the No. 3 seed, there is no reason for the Steelers to risk their stars in a meaningless game against the bottom-feeding Browns, especially since they have to play in the Wild Card round. Landry Jones, DeAngelo Williams, and Eli Rogers should serve as the top three offensive options against Cleveland, although Williams could be rested as well as he has played just one snap since Week 8 because of a knee injury. Fitzgerald Toussaint would be the likely starter at running back in that case.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:29:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger said he isn't sure of his status for Week 17.

The Steelers have the No. 3 seed locked up, meaning they'll have nothing to play for in this week's regular season finale. Roethlisberger hasn't been informed of the team's plans but said, "if I can rest ... I'll take that rest." It's unlikely Roethlisberger will play in Week 17, but if he does take the field against Cleveland, he won't be out there for more than a series or two.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 11:41:00 AM

Ben Roethlisberger said he thinks "a lot of guys should get healthy" Week 17 against the Browns.

The Steelers are locked into the No. 3 seed, making Sunday's game meaningless. Pittsburgh could certainly use the opportunity to rest some of their stars or at the very least scale back a few workloads. There is no reason for Le'Veon Bell to play every snap against Cleveland, and the same goes for OLB James Harrison. With four playoff teams locked into their seeds and at least nine games featuring teams with nothing to play for, it could be a wild Week 17.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 09:00:00 AM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 24-of-33 passes for 279 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Steelers' Week 16 win over the Ravens.

Ben did not have much to do with the first touchdown drive as it was dominated by Le’Veon Bell, but he capped the march with a nice ball to Xavier Grimble. He did not do much else in the first half, and he got the second half started with an overthrown interception which set up the Ravens’ first touchdown. He stared down Jesse James on a play-action interception near the end of the third quarter to set up another score. Ben responded after the second interception, leading a quick touchdown drive to close the gap to three before hooking up with Antonio Brown twice on another long drive. He finished that one by creating time with his legs before finding Le’Veon Bell for a seven-yard score to give Pittsburgh the lead. After Baltimore scored a go-ahead touchdown of their own, Ben led a 10-play, game-winning drive to give the Steelers the division crown. Roethlisberger will need to be more consistent for Pittsburgh to make a deep playoff run, but he showed he still has his fastball tonight.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 07:36:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 21-of-36 passes for 286 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' Week 15 win over the Bengals.

Roethlisberger had hours to throw early against the Bengals, but he struggled to make the defense pay. He routinely threw into contested situations as he searched for open receivers, and he misfired on several throws down the field. Ben’s stat line would have looked better, but a nice touchdown throw to Antonio Brown was called back on a chop block, and he hung up what should have been a deep touchdown to Sammie Coates in the second half. He made the plays when they mattered, however, hooking up with Eli Rodgers for the game-winning touchdown and extending a clock-killing drive with a strike to Ladarius Green. Ben gets a tough Ravens defense on Christmas Day, but he is a must-start option at home.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 04:26:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 17-of-31 passes for 220 yards, no touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Steelers' Week 14 win over the Bills.

Le'Veon Bell did all of the heavy lifting in this one, rushing for a team record 236 yards and three touchdowns on a whopping 38 carries. He also caught four balls for 62 yards from Big Ben, who was able to make some plays through the snow-filled air. Bell had a long, 32-yard catch-and-run early on, and Ben hooked up deep with Antonio Brown for a 40-yard gain in single-coverage to set up one of Bell's touchdowns. Roethlisberger's picks were crippling, however, with the first one coming in the red zone, the second deep inside his own territory to set the Bills up inside the 10-yard line, and the third in the end zone trying to hit Jesse James for a score. Look for Roethlisberger to bounce back as a low-end QB1 next week at the Bengals.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 05:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3Fitzgerald Toussaint
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Eli Rogers
WR21Sammie Coates
2Cobi Hamilton
3DeMarcus Ayers
WR31Darrius Heyward-Bey
TE1Jesse James
2Ladarius Green
3David Johnson
4Xavier Grimble
LT1Ali Villanueva
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
C1Maurkice Pouncey
RG1David DeCastro
2B.J. Finney
RT1Marcus Gilbert
2Brian Mihalik
K1Chris Boswell