There were a few drops - including one by wide receiver Antonio Brown in the end zone - but Roethlisberger wasn't as dominant has he has been in much of his past three games.
What he was, though, was protective of the football.
Roethlisberger's 37 passes extended his streak of throws without an interception to 109, not having turned the ball over since the fourth quarter of the Steelers' first game of the year.
More than anything, he brought himself back from a recent slump of scoring drives with the game on the line. The Steelers put together an impressively calm nine play drive that ate up 51 yards and 6:30 off the clock before Shaun Suisham drilled a 34-yard field goal at the gun. The key to that drive was a 3rd-and-4 completion for seven yards to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who broke across the face of Brandon "Baby Ruth" Boykin for the catch.
Roethlisberger had another potential touchdown throw to wide receiver Mike Wallace knocked away by cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who appeared to grab Wallace's back, gaining leverage on his route.
It goes in the book as 21-for-37 for 207 yards and no touchdowns.
But the lack of interceptions factors in more for a quarterback who, in 2011, made the Pro Bowl, and had thrown five interceptions through the Steelers' first four games.