To be frank,
When you play the quarterback position the way he played it on Sunday in Oakland, when you play the quarterback position the way Roethlisberger did in a league where quarterback play is so very important to the outcomes of games, the outcome should not have been what it ended up being.
Roethlisberger completed 36-of-49 passes for 384 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. That was good for a passer rating of 123.2, but the Steelers still lost to the Raiders, 34-31, on a 44-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski as time expired.
Roethlisberger is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.
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