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Ben Roethlisberger Ends Steelers’ Playoff Hopes With Late Game Interception

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were just a few seconds away from a playoff spot last night when Ben Roethlisberger threw an inexplicable interception.

With 20 seconds left in a tied game and the ball back at the Steelers’ 29, Roethlisberger decided to push the ball down the field. The Steelers QB overthrew Mike Wallace and the pass was intercepted by Cincinnati’s Reggie Nelson. A quick pass and a field goal after that gave the Bengals the win and ended the Steelers playoff hopes.

After the game, Roethlisberger took the blame for the pass, saying:

“Disappointment, pain, letting a lot of people down … It doesn’t feel good.”

The interception comes just a few days after the Steelers QB criticized offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Roethlisberger criticized Haley for running a “fumbling-based offense.” After the Steelers’ loss last night, however, Roethlisberger wasn’t pointing fingers at anyone but himself.

Roethlisberger said:

“I feel like we have a lot of really good guys out there on offense. They played well. They need more play, and better play from the quarterback.”

Roethlisberger may be taking the blame for his pass last night, but Coach Tomlin said that there were plenty of mistakes made over the season to force the Steelers out of the playoffs.

Tomblin said:

“Not our day and thus, not our year. Just not enough significant plays at the moments. Sounds like a broken record but reality as we sit here.”

Here’s a video of Ben Roethlisberger’s interception last night.

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4 Responses to “Ben Roethlisberger Ends Steelers’ Playoff Hopes With Late Game Interception”

  1. Bill Devito

    A few seconds away from the playoffs? What about overtime and the fact that they still had to win next week? Check your facts stupid.

  2. LaDawn Young

    Ben isn't even close as one of the best Quarterbacks the Steelers ever had. I don't know what they were thinking when they said that! He needs to retire now, so the Steelers can move on.

  3. Anonymous

    When your third string QB can beat a then 9-2 Ravens, then you get your starter back and lose to the friggin Chargers what else can you say? They play a whole different offense depending on who's starting at QB. Batch in game, they run, throw and balance their offense, Ben in,,, Throw, Throw Throw! 3rd and 3 at the 8 yard line, play call,,,,, Empty backfield, shotgun offense, Bengals sit back and laugh!

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