7:56 PM ET
PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger might never practice again.
OK, that’s unlikely, but Roethlisberger proved Sunday that he didn’t need a week of practice when he put together his best game of the season in a 36-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals to preserve the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ undefeated record.
“Really just felt nice and rested coming into today,” Roethlisberger said. “I tried to talk Coach into seeing if I could take next week off, too.”
Unable to be at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, Roethlisberger spent five days in isolation after being labeled as a “high-risk close contact” of tight end Vance McDonald, who tested positive for the coronavirus last week. Because he never tested positive or developed symptoms, Roethlisberger was removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday in time for an extended walk-through with the team.
That was all he needed.
The veteran quarterback completed 27 of 46 attempts for a season-high 333 yards and four touchdowns, also a season high. With the four touchdowns, he set a franchise record with 124 multi-touchdown games, good for eighth in NFL history.
“I threw about 50 balls on Friday, and that was it,” Roethlisberger said of