The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-4 after today’s 34-27 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but quarterback Ben Roethlisberger showed he’s still capable of putting up Pro Bowler-like numbers, but fell just short of leading what would have been a miraculous comeback today.
During the game, he briefly exited the game in the fourth quarter with a thumb injury on his right throwing hand. According to ESPN’s John Clayton, Ben was being treated on the sidelines by trainers, and was eventually able to return to the game.
He would eventually rally the Steelers back from a 34-10 deficit, and drove to the Vikings’ 10-yard line with 20 seconds left in the game and his team trailing 34-27, but was strip-sacked and lost the ball and the game was over.
After the game, he said he was fine and believed his team could turn it around:
Ben Roethlisberger: “I have to hope and believe we can turn it around.” (He said his finger is not broken)
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) September 29, 2013
And speaking of their 0-4 start, it’s the first time since 1968 that the Steelers have started a season 0-4.