There have only been 44 Super Bowls Big Games, but there have already been 10 quarterbacks that have led their team to at least two wins.
Ben Roethlisberger, at age 28, is a member of that group.
And if Big Ben and the Steelers win on Sunday in Big Game 45, He will be just the fifth quarterback to win three Super Duper Games, joining Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Troy Aikman and Tom Brady.
So does one more ring stamp Roethlisberger’s ticket to Canton? Or like Jack Morris, is the One Big Win overrated for quarterbacks? After all, Roethles-in-trouble has built a reputation on “doing what it takes to win the big game.”
Well, lets take a look at how Benjamin has performed in the playoffs as compared to the regular season…
As we can see, Ben’s numbers in the playoffs are extremely…average…with barely more touchdowns than interceptions and a pedestrian QB rating of 85.4. And if we look at his performances in the Big Game, he is averaging less than 200 yards per game, has only one touchdown with three interceptions and a rating of 64.1. In fact, his 22.6 rating in Super Bowl 40 is easily the worst performance ever by a winning quarterback.
So, has Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a 10-2 record, or are the Steelers 10-2 in the playoffs with two titles in spite of Big Ben? Maybe the rest of the team deserves some of that “clutch” reputation.
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