If it seemed unlikely that Ben Roethlisberger would be sending Cameron Jordan any festive cheer in light of his comments about the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback during the build up to the game, his final actions on Sunday were sure to keep him off Big Ben’s Christmas card list for the foreseeable future.
When speaking on his weekly radio show on Monday, Roethlisberger had few positive words to share about the New Orleans Saints defensive end when asked about their on-field interactions and how he dealt Jordan during the game.
“Just let it roll right off your back. You don’t have time to deal with things like that. Yeah, throwing a punch at a guy at the end of the game, that’s just, I didn't even see it happen, but I heard about it. That’s just a lack of respect for the game, just sad.”
With the win assured for New Orleans, Cameron Jordan made the most of his final opportunity to punch someone in the face. He is probably lucky the referees were there to prevent #Steelers OG Ramon Foster from killing him. Classy move from the #Saints defensive end #HereWeGo pic.twitter.com/qlmib1GEmy— Simon Chester (@SimonAChester) December 25, 2018
With just two tackles in the game and one pass defended, Jordan had relatively no impact in the game apart from a hit on Roethlisberger that would force an early throw around the goaline. Beyond that, his punch to the face of Foster might have been his most athletic move of the day.
Meanwhile, Big Ben did little to hurt his Hall of Fame credentials, even if he could not come away with the win, finishing with contest with 380-yards passing and three touchdowns.