Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 5 Months

Ben Roethlisberger completed 28-of-44 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday night's Week 13 loss to the Ravens.

Roethlisberger received solid protection all night long -- he wasn't sacked at all -- and had all day to throw. He didn't really turn it on until the second half, though. Big Ben was averaging about 4.5 YPA for much of the game before the fourth quarter. His eight-yard touchdown strike to Emmanuel Sanders in the third quarter was a thing of beauty. Big Ben avoided some pressure, climbed the pocket, and then found Sanders streaking wide open across the middle of the end zone. Roethlisberger's second score went to Jerricho Cotchery from one yard away with under two minutes to play. Big Ben has found a bit of a groove in recent weeks and will be a middle-of-the-pack QB2 option next week against Miami.

Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 5 Months

Ben Roethlisberger completed 22-of-34 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Browns.

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Ben Roethlisberger suggested he'd be willing to renegotiate his contract in order to stay with the Steelers.

Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 5 Months

Ben Roethlisberger completed 29-of-45 passes for 367 yards and four touchdowns in Pittsburgh's 37-27 Week 11 win over the Lions.

He added six rushes for 12 yards. Roethlisberger had an up-and-down game, sizzling in the first quarter, struggling in the second and doing a little bit of both after the break. He benefitted mightily from yards after the catch. It all added up to his second four-score game in three weeks, and third multi-TD effort of the season. That's not a typo: Roethlisberger has only three multi-score afternoons in 10 games. Roethlisberger can still sling it when he needs to, but is an inconsistent fantasy option in an offense that wants to be run-first. He'll be a mid-range QB2 in Week 12 against the Browns.

Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 5 Months

According to NFL.com's Mike Silver, some of Ben Roethlisberger's teammates believe he needs to "upgrade his preparation (and) film study away from the facility," and become "more cerebral."

"More cerebral" isn't something people become overnight, but this isn't the first time we've heard Roethlisberger's work ethic questioned. He's always been more of a spitballer/gunslinger than technician. Going on 32, Big Ben is an old dog unlikely to learn new tricks, but he's going to soon have to if he wants to remain an effective quarterback. He can't keep taking hits the way he has to this point in his career.

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Following Sunday's loss to Buffalo, Ben Roethlisberger adamantly disputed a report he wants the Steelers to trade him this offseason.

Roethlisberger called the report "completely unacceptable" and "one of the most B.S. stories I've ever heard." Big Ben said he'd never even considered it. Roethlisberger turns 32 in March and is owed an affordable $2.6 million base salary in 2014, with a $9 million bonus that is already guaranteed. We suspect he isn't going anywhere, although the Cardinals may inquire. Old Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is Arizona's head coach.

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Ben Roethlisberger completed 18-of-30 passes for 204 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the Steelers' Week 10 win over the Bills.

He took four sacks. The Steelers jumped out to a 14-3 first-half lead and were able to play the way they want to play against the Bills en route to a 23-10 victory. It's why last week's box score in a shootout against New England was deceptive. Pittsburgh game plans to be a run-first team that features Antonio Brown in the passing game. Roethlisberger will be a high-end QB2 in Week 11 against the Lions, but offers limited upside due to the Steelers' offensive philosophy.

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Appearing on GameDay Morning, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Ben Roethlisberger is not happy in Pittsburgh and the Steelers will listen to trade offers in the spring.

According to Rap Sheet, Roethlisberger's issues aren't just Todd Haley-related. The Steelers fielded trade offers for Big Ben last offseason, but they would surely have to be blown away to deal him. It's already hard enough to find franchise quarterbacks. Roethlisberger just wants to win. In the unlikely event Roethlisberger is dealt, NFL Network mentioned the Cardinals and Big Ben's former offensive boss Bruce Arians as a potential landing spot.

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Ben Roethlisberger completed 28-of-48 passes for 400 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 9 loss at New England.

Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 6 Months

Ben Roethlisberger completed 29-of-45 passes for 275 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Steelers' Week 8 loss to the Raiders.

He took five sacks against an Oakland defense that won one-on-one battles all game long. Roethlisberger's decision making was generally poor, and he was nearly picked off on several more occasions. The Steelers are no longer a passing team, but had to play that way after the Raiders grabbed an early 21-3 lead. Big Ben will be a mid-range QB2 when Pittsburgh faces New England in Week 9.