The Steelers were in control throughout because their offense was in control, which meant their quarterback was in control.
In addition, Roethlisberger engineered scoring drives that answered Cardinals’ scoring drives, which allowed the Steelers to maintain their lead.
When Arizona drove to a touchdown late in the first half to close to 14-7, Roethlisberger marched the Steelers 52 yards on eight plays in 81 seconds for a field goal to restore the lead to 17-7 at halftime. When the Cardinals closed to 17-14 after LaRod Stephens-Howling’s 73-yard catch-and-run, Roethlisberger directed an 11-play, 80-yard drive that he capped with a 4-yard touchdown pass to
Roethlisberger is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.
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