Meet humble Ben.
Ben Roethlisberger threw for 311 yards with two touchdowns during Sunday’s 26-21 win against Denver.
During the game he also passed Eli Manning for 7th on the NFL’s list of most passing yards in a career and he and Mike Tomlin won their 117th game together, the third most by a head coach and QB, passing Don Shula and Dan Marino.
But Roethlisberger ripped himself after the game for not playing well enough and thanked the defense for bailing him out.
“I didn’t play well enough,” said Roethlisberger. “I just have to trust myself and trust my guys . . . I didn’t connect with guys when they were open.”
When asked about the touchdown pass to Diontae Johnson, Roethlisberger said it wasn’t a good throw and credited Johnson for doing all the work.
Roethlisberger mentioned at least four times that he didn’t play well thanked the defense.
“They were special, they bailed us out numerous times, they were even sometimes our best offense out there today . . . they won that game for us no doubt,” said Roethlisberger.
Roethlisberger added the interception he threw should not have happened.
“Diontae ran a perfect route, I need to trust it and throw it and he was there and he was open,” said Roethlisberger.
An interception by Ben Roethlisberger and a fumble from Benny Snell Jr. led to 14 Broncos points