Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger had one of the most impressive starts of his career in Week 7 against the Bengals.
After the Steelers went down to the Bengals 24-10, Roethisberger went 10-of-11 passing for 113 yards and two touchdowns.
Roethises two touchdowns came on fourth-and-1 at the Pittsburgh 1-yard line.
The next play of the fourth quarter was a 24-yard touchdown pass to Martavis Bryant, who had only played six snaps.
On the next drive, Roithlisberger went 12-of‑12 passing for 146 yards and a touchdown.
The Steelers offense then went to halftime down 27-3.
Roithisberger threw two touchdowns to Antonio Brown, who finished with a career-high 134 yards receiving.
On third-and of the first half, Roenlisberger ran for a career high-tying 34 yards and went 6-of–7 for 59 yards and the game-winning touchdown.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin then announced that the team would be starting two new starters in place of Antonio Brown.
“I feel that we have two very talented players who have played very well,” Tomlin said.
“They’re going to be very important for this team.”
With the team playing with such a high level of confidence, the Steelers offense did not have much of a chance to get going.
“The first thing I did was make sure that we were prepared for the game,” Steelers wide receiver Martavis Brown said.
The offense was unable to convert on any third downs, and it would not be until third-down conversions on third- and fourth-down conversion attempts in the fourth that the Steelers scored.
On fourth- and 3, Roathisberger found Bryant on a seam route.
Bryant ran a quick slant route, and Roethiesser was able to make a big play for the score.
“We’ve got to get back to what we did last week,” Brown said of the scoring drive.
“But I think the biggest thing for us is we’ve got a lot of young guys who are going to have to step up and play.
That’s one of our biggest concerns.”
Brown was the only Steelers receiver who did not receive a pass in the second half.
After Roethisler had a big day in Week 8, Roebes offense fell apart in the first two games of the year.
With the Steelers playing well, Roothisberger is the most talented QB in the NFL, and his team will have to get better.