Big Ben Getting Bonus Credit For Steelers Victory

Get a load of this story. NFL Network’s Mike Silver claims that Big Ben took over the offensive coordinator’s role during the second half of Sunday’s win over the Colts. The story goes, according to Silver, that the Steelers went into halftime trailing 21-7 and came out with Big Ben as the team’s new offensive coordinator because the Colts were allegedly able to predict what was coming from the official offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner.

Big Ben calls his own plays, Fichtner’s allegedly over on the sideline acting as a decoy, and the Steelers come back to win 28-24 and secure yet another AFC North title. That’s the story.

Ben goes from not being able to throw a football, according to NFL observer Paige Spiranac, to having an incredible second half and finishing 34-of-49 for 342 yards and three touchdowns.

Turns out, all it took was Big Ben taking over control of the offense. For those keeping track at home, when the offense struggles, it’s Fichtner’s fault. When it’s executing on all cylinders, it’s because Big Ben’s calling plays from deep inside the playbook that Fichtner probably doesn’t even know exist.

It’s magic! Big Ben starts calling the plays, his arm comes alive:

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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  1. Ben was MVP caliber in the second half of that game. But to be honest, the Colts have gone 2 quarters without a score in far too many games this year. The Colts offense needs to churn out first downs for more than 2 quarters if they plan to win a playoff game.

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