Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took the blame after succumbing to their second loss of the season at the hands of the Buffalo Bills in Week 14 proceedings. The six-time Pro Bowler was aware of his struggles from the field and knows in himself that he needs to step up his game if they want to march to the playoffs with heads held high.
“I’m not playing good enough football for us to win,” Roethlisberger said. “If I don’t play good enough football, I need to hang it up. I’m going to do everything I can to get back on track.”
The veteran playmaker threw inefficiently from the field on a 21/37 passing clip for 187 yards and two passing touchdowns. He also amassed a sack and tossed two picks all throughout the game.
His weapons on the offensive end were fairly limited in the encounter as JuJu Smith-Schuster only recorded 55 yards on six receptions but still managed to score a touchdown for the team. Another pass-catcher in James Washington contributed on a meager output of 29 yards on three touches and a score on the end zone for the Steelers.
The Steelers’ secondary was also lackluster as they failed to contain Bills receiver Stefon Diggs who balled out with 130 receiving yards on 10 receptions and a touchdown.
After a dominant 11-0 start to the season, the Steelers continued on their downward spiral as they now slide to an 11-2 record. The entire team knows that they will make it as far as Ben Roethlisberger takes them, and their efforts to bounce back from their losing skid shall also begin with him.
The Steelers will have a chance to regain their confidence and get back to their winning ways as they match up against their lowly division rivals in the Cincinnati Bengals come Week 15.