PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – Following another win, the team’s third straight, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger joined “The Cook and Poni Show” for his weekly “#1 Cochran Ben Roethlisberger Show.”
A lot of the talk after the Steelers’ 20-12 win over Kansas City was about Roethlisberger’s knee injury that occurred in the third quarter on Sunday.READ MORE: West Virginia Officials Welcome Idea Of Adding Maryland Counties
“It feels a lot better today than it did yesterday, so if it keeps improving it should be good and ready to rock and roll,” Roethlisberger said.
With the Steelers ready to announce the team MVP on Tuesday, Roethlisberger says that his vote every year goes to either tight end Heath Miller or center Maurkice Pouncey. This year was no different as he says he voted for his tight end, “The things that he brings to our offense in both the run game and the pass game, to me is what it means to be valuable.”
The Steelers win Sunday clinched a playoff spot for the team, but Roethlisberger says the team has bigger goals, and beating Cincinnati on Sunday to clinch the division title won’t be easy.
“This week is a big game for us,” he said. “We are going to treat it like a playoff game, like we have been doing. It is for the division and it is a division opponent.”
Win or lose on Sunday, Roethlisberger is excited about getting back to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.READ MORE: Police Arrest Suspect Who Took Off For Mother's Residence In Elizabeth Township
“To get back into the playoffs really feels well. It feels good for everybody, it feels like it is where we are supposed to be,” Roethlisberger says. “There is a long standing tradition and history here and to not make it the last two years was very disappointing, but to know we are getting back is awesome, but our work is far from over.”
The Steelers host the division leading Cincinnati Bengals this week in primetime, Sunday night. The Bengals beat Denver on Monday Night Football this week and watching their defense against Peyton Manning caught the attention of the Steelers quarterback.
“For a defense to shutdown, and not even shutdown, but to do what they did to maybe the greatest quarterback in history is pretty impressive.”
The Steelers scored 42 points against the Bengals just three weeks ago and Roethlisberger hopes the team can duplicate that effort again on Sunday, but knows that it won’t be easy.
“We were clicking well, and it all starts up front,” the quarterback said. “Hopefully, the boys will be ready to play again this week and play their butts off. Hopefully, we can run the ball, throw the ball and just stay balanced on offense and score a lot of points.”
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