Watch: Roethlisberger finds Johnson for another deep score
Steel City Underground will pick an exceptional play of the game as a highlight each week of the Steelers 2021 regular season. Stay tuned as we hand-select the very best from the Black and Gold!
Once again, Ben Roethlisberger’s demise may have been greatly overexaggerated.
The Steelers franchise quarterback, and all but certain first ballot Hall of Famer, isn’t ready to let Father Time dictate the end of his career just yet!
Early in the first quarter, a period in which the Steelers offense has struggled mightily, Big Ben shows off his arm strength, finding WR Diontae Johnson on a deep pass, and touchdown reception, for a second straight week.
The ball would travel 35 yards in the air as Johnson walked untouched for the other 15 on the 50-yard connection.
The points would ensure that the Steelers would never look back from the early lead for the entire game, securing a 27-19 victory over the Denver Broncos. (Which would also break a three-game losing streak.)