Ben Roethlisberger demanded an encore. And he simply may get one.
After main a game-winning extra time drive to beat the Ravens 16-13 in his probably final common season sport by changing a pivotal fourth-and-8 to maintain Steeler hopes alive, Roethlisberger may have an opportunity to play once more subsequent week. After the Jaguars beat the Colts to open up the AFC playoff race, all of the Steelers want is for the Chargers and Raiders to keep away from a tie within the late window.
Although Roethlisberger hasn’t formally introduced his retirement, it’s broadly anticipated that this shall be his final season. As Chris Boswell’s game-winner sailed by way of the uprights, Huge Ben appeared to the sky and raised each fists.
Earlier this week, he said it would be “pretty cool” to finish his career in Baltimore, the place he first obtained to play. However this might be significantly better.
Roethlisberger completed with 244 yards, a landing and an interception in a low-scoring slugfest. The Steelers trailed halfway by way of the fourth quarter earlier than Roethilsberger put them forward with a 10-play drive that took 5:13 off the clock, culminating in a landing throw to Chase Claypool.
Although the Ravens tied it again up at 13 earlier than the tip of regulation, Baltimore punted in its solely extra time possession.
That arrange the Steelers for a drive that took conversions on third-and-7, third-and-9 and fourth-and-8 — all on Roethlisberger passes — earlier than Boswell’s 36-yard area purpose.
Now, they may wait to see if Roethlisberger will certainly get one other probability to put on black and gold.