'Big' Ben will have his last dance in the Postseason... Pittsburgh achieved what seemed impossible: get into Playoffs to give a dignified farewell
‘Big’ Ben Roethlisberger achieves the miracle in NFL!
‘Big’ Ben will have his last dance in the Postseason… Pittsburgh achieved what seemed impossible: get into Playoffs to give a dignified farewell to his quarterback Ben roethlisberger.
First, the Steelers reported in Baltimore of Ravens And then, with the Colts’ unexpected loss to Jacksonville, they got the help they needed and, finally, the miracle was accomplished later when Chargers and Las Vegas they played in the last game of the regular season.
Last Monday, Pittsburgh hit him on the Heinz Field, which was his home for 18 years, a great farewell to his historic quarterback against Cleveland. In addition, the 26-14 victory gave the gold and black a chance to hold on to the Postseason.
Ben Roethlisberger’s seasons in the NFL
“My family and I feel a lot of love,” Roethlisberger said after the game. “We were very grateful to the fanatics, the ex-classmates, the ones who sent us texts and wrote so many notes on social networks. It is difficult to put this in words. As I said at the end of matchI wish I could put all of this in a bottle and treasure it forever. “
And after the game, he even took an Olympic tour of the stadium after the victory before the Browns and he said he was lucky his children were old enough to remember that night. “It is very nice that they know and understand what is going on. It is something they will remember forever. I think they will.
The speech, clearly, was a farewell. Roethlisberger and his companions knew that even if they won, the chances were slim, as Indianapolis had to lose to a team with a 2-14 record.
That defeat of the Colts it was also needed by the Ravens and therefore the fans of Baltimore they celebrated when they showed on the screens how one of the biggest surprises of the regular season was brewing.
series to win the match
After going to rest with the score 3-3, Latavius murray put the Ravens ahead 10-3 with a 46-yard run in the third quarter; However, when they beat the Steelers 10-6, the QB Tyler huntley he was intercepted in the end zone and thus Baltimore lost its great opportunity to end the duel … and they paid dearly.
Then “Big” Ben came along and commanded a 10-play offensive series in which they traveled 50 yards to turn the ball around. marker with less than three minutes to play in the fourth quarter.
Baltimore responded with a 46-yard field goal from Justin tucker to send the game into extra time and there, as has happened so many times, the defense of the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger they combined to set the scene of triumph.
But this one came with drama. At fourth and 8 at the Ravens’ 41, Roethlisberger connected with Ray-Ray McCloud and thus they achieved an important first and ten with which the offensive series was maintained and Chris Boswell connected a field goal of 36 yards with 1:56 left to give the victory to the Steelers.
Thus, once again, Roethlisberger, at 39, came out with his hands up, pointing to the sky. Only the easiest thing was missing to achieve the miracle: that Los Angeles Chargers and Las vegas raiders They will not tie in their duel of the night, something that finally did not happen and in this way, “Big Ben” has lengthened, at least, one more week his goodbye from the NFL.
For its part, Baltimore (8-9), which became 8-3 and be one of the favorite teams in the American Conference He stacked his sixth loss, five of which were by three points or less. Without a doubt, it is a failure to be left out of the postseason.
It is worth saying that the Ravens did not have the stellar quarterback Lamar jackson, who was absent for the fourth consecutive game with an ankle injury.
TJ Watt equals most catches mark
Not only did Ben Roethlisberger have a special afternoon yesterday in Baltimore. TJ Watt tied Michael Strahan’s record of 22.5 sacks in a single season. With 28 seconds to go in the second quarter, the Pittsburgh player sacked Tyler Huntley and tied the record set by the New York Giants’ defensive back in 2001.
On the previous play, Watt had half a catch shared with Cameron heyward, but it was annulled by a punishment for unnecessary rudeness of the second.
lifetime TD passes
In Strahan’s case, the record was set with one week less in the season and he achieved it in his ninth campaign as a professional. In the end, he finished his career with 141.5 “sacks” in 15 bells career.