The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots game on Sunday at Heinz Field had a playoff-type feel to it. A lot on the line, and when the game clock showed zeroes, there was a sinking, and deflating, feeling throughout the entire Steelers organization, and fan base.
News of the controversial call, and the way the game unfolded, has lingered much longer than the typical regular season game would , but give props to Ben Roethlisberger for sending a very clear message to his teammates, the media and even the fan base.
It is time to move on.
During his media session Wednesday, Roethlisberger was asked about the sequence of events which took place in the waning moments of the Week 15 loss. His response was simple, yet perfect for a team coming off such a stunning defeat.
“The great, and crazy, thing about all that is it was last week, and we can all move on now.”
“The great thing about that game was it wasn’t the last one of the year.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
The Steelers still control their own destiny, to a point. If they win their final two games, at the Texans and vs. the Browns, they will claim the No. 2 seed in the AFC Playoffs, at worst. If the Patriots slip up and the Steelers win both of their final games, they would claim the top seed in the AFC Playoff Picture.
The Steelers are, and should be, moving on to the Houston Texans, and fans should follow their lead.
Check out the full media session with Roethlisberger below as he talks about some of the following topics:
- Replacing Antonio Brown
- Having to play a road game on Christmas Day
- The Steelers having 8 players on the Pro Bowl roster
- Jadaveon Clowney
- and more...