Steel City Underground presents “Plays of the Year” featuring the tops runs, catches, hits and everything else in-between for the Steelers 2016 season.
Two weeks into the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers played in their home opener, as they hosted their division rival, the Cincinnati Bengals, in what started out as an incredibly ugly game full of bad weather and poor turnovers.
Still in the first quarter, the Steelers were facing a three-and-out on their third possession of the game. Pittsburgh looked down the barrel of a third-and-nine on their own 35-yard line.
Ben Roethlisberger takes the snap and instantly feels pressure coming, as he moves around the pocket. The quarterback more closely resembled a kid’s toy than a pro football player, pulling yet another memorable “Big Ben” play from his toolbox.
The 44-yard play, which was the third play on this drive, would cap off a five play, 66-yard drive, which ended in the Steelers going up 7-0… never looking back en route to a 24-16 game (that wasn’t as close as the final score might indicate).