Big Ben takes out trash talk with win over Jags
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But after a brilliant fourth-quarter comeback to overcome an awful first three quarters, Roethlisberger relished in a 20-16 win that quieted Jacksonville’s chirp.
“They are a really good defense. They like to talk a lot — before the game, during the game,” said Roethlisberger, whose diving 1-yard touchdown with five seconds to go sealed the game. “But I’m carrying the game ball home.”
Roethlisberger orchestrated late touchdown drives of 80 and 68 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown pass to Vance McDonald with 2:38 left.
But he’s struggled mightily with turnovers against Jacksonville, which intercepted him three times Sunday and has turned over the quarterback 10 times in three meetings dating back to last year.
In August, cornerback Jalen Ramsey — owner of two interceptions Sunday — called Roethlisberger “decent at best” in a GQ interview, noting he “ain’t all that” because Antonio Brown makes the offense go.
Before the offense got hot Sunday, Roethlisberger got a mouthful from linebacker Telvin Smith.
“They have a linebacker, No. 50 — we’ll just use numbers, we won’t have