Ben Roethlisberger said he felt fine and that he didn’t feel like Sunday’s game against the Ravens was going to be the end of his career.
By the time he walked off the field at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, he did knowing he had led Pittsburgh to a 16-13 comeback win in overtime against the Ravens to end the regular season, and with some help from the Colts and pending the outcome of Sunday’s game between the Chargers and Raiders, he and the Steelers could be headed back to the postseason.
It got a little crazy towards the end of OT with the Chargers and Raiders, but the team ultimately made it to the postseason.
After playing his potential last game at Heinz Field in Week 17 against the Cleveland Browns, Ben Roethlisberger’s potential last NFL game could be in the Wild-Card round of the playoffs against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Just in case he doesn’t think it is, Chiefs fans are reminding him and his fan base by posting a retirement flyre.
The fan base might be taking it lightly, but not Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
“We focused on Pittsburgh and that’s kind of the direction we headed yesterday, and then we watched the game,” Reid said during his press conference on Monday, January 10. “We were down to the last two minutes going, ‘we might be playing the Raiders,’ but we did most of our focus on Pittsburgh. The chances of it being a tie we felt was slim to none, but we got down there and it was something. It was quite a game.”
“I think they’re playing well together,” Reid said of Pittsburgh. “I think they’re doing a nice job with that. Ben’s playing well. The runner’s running well. The offensive line’s doing a nice job, and Pittsburgh’s always good on that defensive side. They fly around. They’ve got some all-star players on that side of the ball that do really well.
“Their wide receivers are very good too on the offensive side. They’re a good football team. They’re well coached and the organization with the Rooney family is strong. It’s been strong for so many years.”
Among the many issues the Steelers present is star pass-rusher T.J. Watt, who tied Hall of Famer Michael Strahan’s single-season sack record in Week 18, recording 22.5 total sacks this season.
These two teams met during the regular season, with the Chiefs winning 36-10.