Latest Ben Roethlisberger News

Steelers face long-overdue reboot as Roethlisberger exits

Jan. 17, 2022 12:47 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger came back for one more run, wanting a chance for his final performance to not be a lopsided first-round playoff loss. Even with his closest friends gone. Even with a first-year offensive coordinator. Even knowing he'd have an almost completely...

Chiefs open up offense against Pittsburgh, eye Buffalo next

Jan. 17, 2022 12:25 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had to learn to dink and dunk their way through this entire season, contrary to every instinct of go for broke quarterback Patrick Mahomes, as opposing defenses simply refused to let themselves get beaten deep. You can bet they...

Retirement awaits Roethlisberger after 42-21 loss in KC

Jan. 17, 2022 00:46 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger raised some eyebrows ahead of their wild-card game against the defending AFC champion Chiefs on Sunday night when he admitted that “we probably aren't supposed to be here.” Well, he wasn't wrong. ...

Mahomes leads Chiefs to 42-21 wild-card romp over Steelers

Jan. 17, 2022 00:45 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs were going nowhere on offense against Pittsburgh early Sunday night, so coach Andy Reid had wide receiver Mecole Hardman take a shotgun snap and hand off to running back Darrel Williams on a trick play. Their exchange hit the ground, T.J. Watt...

He's back: Steelers WR Smith-Schuster returns, will face KC

Jan. 15, 2022 15:48 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers received an unexpected boost on Saturday when they activated JuJu Smith-Schuster off injured reserve ahead of Sunday's visit to Kansas City. Smith-Schuster hasn't played since injuring his right shoulder during a victory over Denver on Oct....

Steelers visit Chiefs with nothing-to-lose playoff attitude

Jan. 14, 2022 17:42 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger are brutally honest about the Steelers' chances of advancing past the wild-card round of the playoffs, especially given the Chiefs humiliated them just a few weeks ago in Arrowhead Stadium. First, the Pittsburgh coach: “I...

Chiefs begin pursuit of another Super Bowl vs Steelers

Jan. 14, 2022 16:18 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (9-7-1) at KANSAS CITY (12-5) Sunday, 8:15 p.m. EST, NBC BETTING LINE: Chiefs by 12 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Steelers 8-9; Chiefs 8-9. SERIES RECORD: Steelers lead 23-10; 1-1 in postseason. ...

Hot rivalries spice NFL's wild-card weekend

Jan. 14, 2022 15:58 PM EST

Not only do NFL fans get three night games to savor during wild-card weekend, but they also can revel in the rivalries. AFC East foes New England and Buffalo, who split victories on the road during the season. NFC West opponents Arizona and the Los Angeles Rams, who also went 1-1...

Titans hope third time is charm as top seed in AFC playoffs

Jan. 13, 2022 23:39 PM EST

No team ever needed a first-round bye in the playoffs more than the Tennessee Titans, who used a record 91 players this season, most ever in a non-strike season. The Titans (12-5) edged perennial power Kansas City (12-5) for the top seed and the lone bye in the AFC playoffs. ...

Deja vu? Roethlisberger hoping for Bettis-style send-off

Jan. 12, 2022 16:46 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — There was no speech. No galvanizing moment. There didn't really need to be one. The Pittsburgh Steelers knew the 2005 playoffs would be the last go-round for Jerome Bettis. The star running back didn't need to point out the Super Bowl that year was...