LISTEN-Roethlisberger Describes Injury, Season Turnaround

Ben said offense can do what we want to do

Jeff Hathhorn
November 04, 2018 - 5:41 pm

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BALTIMORE (93.7 the Fan) – Ben Roethlisberger won for just the fourth time in his career in Baltimore, throwing for two and running for another touchdown in a 23-16 victory on Sunday.

Four days after Halloween, Roethlisberger put a scare into Steelers fans on his longest run of the day, being hit hard by Za’Darius Smith on a scramble in the third quarter.

“I got the wind knocked out of me,” Roethlisberger said.  “It didn’t feel too good.  I don’t know if I fell on the ball, but a big man fell on me that I didn’t see coming.”

 “When I was laying there all you can really feel is your chest.  You probably haven’t had the wind knocked out of you by a big man like that, but it you can’t breathe for a second.  Once you get your breath you start doing an evaluation.  I knew right away it wasn’t my head.  You start talking shoulders, elbows things like that, once I was able to get up, I knew I was probably going to be ok.”

Roethlisberger was 28 of 47 for 270 yards and is team is now 5-2-1 and solidified its lead in the AFC North halfway through the season.

“I think confidence, both sides of the ball,” Roethlisberger said.  “I think our defense is playing with confidence and offensively, I think we can do what we want to do.”

Ben Roethlisberger’s complete post-game below.