Ben Roethlisberger has been on quite the roll as of late. Last weekend his impressive performance boosted the Steelers to a win over the Indianapolis Colts. This weekend Roethlisberger continued his impressive string of performances with a win over the until recently dominant Ravens, putting them in last place. Big Ben threw for another six touch downs this week making his total for the past two games 12. Thats more touchdowns in two games than any quarterback has ever thrown.
This streak of touchdowns is more than unlikely its remarkable especially coming against what for the first half of the season was the team leading the division. The Steelers played like the Super Bowl contenders we all now know they are. The success of the Steelers comes from their old school, hard nosed, hitting style on defense and now the eruption of offensive talent that has the whole league paying attention.
The Steeler’s wide receivers have turned on the jets for the second half of the season. Antonio Brown is the leagues leading wide receiver in most categories and now his counterparts are becoming great compliments to an already potent run game. At one point in the beginning of the game Roethlisberger was sacked three times in a row in one drive. It seemed like the first game these two teams played all over again, until Big Ben caught fire.
The spark that led to Roethlisberger’s historic performance included a fumble by Raven’s change of pace back Lorenzo Taliaferro and a pick from Joe Flacco. A string of penalties giving the Steeler’s great field position was just the beginning. All of this gave the Steelers life before the end of the first half. The big blow for the Raven’s came when they lost their starting corner backs to injury. Big Ben would pick apart the patchwork secondary.
The Steelers never took their foot off the gas pedal, leading for the rest of the game. The Steelers will likely blow the doors off the New York Jets next week; one thing is certain no one will be surprised if Roethlisberger has another historic performance.