The Pittsburgh Steelers made history this Sunday during their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but it’s not exactly the good kind of history. Ben Roethlisberger became the first Steelers quarterback to throw five interceptions during one game since Mark Malone back in 1987. The resulting pair of pick-sixes off Roethlisberger led the Steelers to lose 30-9.
Ben Roethlisberger is the first Steelers quarterback to throw 5 interceptions in a game since Mark Malone (1987 vs Browns). pic.twitter.com/bRO4F9c1L6— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 8, 2017
The Steelers have deliberately stacked their offensive line in an attempt to be "all-in" precisely because this could potentially be Roethlisberger’s last season. Nevertheless, the resounding conclusion on social media was that the quarterback had already retired long before he got on the field on Sunday night. But AP Sports reporter Will Graves, who was at the game, had the inside scoop of how Steelers players reacted, and it seems like Roethlisberger isn’t too worried.
Roethlisberger said facetiously “maybe I don’t have it any more.” #steelers— Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) October 8, 2017
One Steelers player said to another at his locker. "Just check twitter. They'll tell you we suck."— Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) October 8, 2017
And that unnamed Steelers player who told his teammates to check Twitter was right: social media roasted the Steelers’s performance hard tonight, in a way only social media can do.
He done retired already...In his arm and head!— DHunter (@Reendoor) October 8, 2017
Did Big Ben retire and not tell the Steelers?— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) October 8, 2017
Ben threw 2 TDs today and none of em were to somebody on the steelers— 🅱️🅱️🅱️loods (@TrapGawdd) October 8, 2017
Halloween isn't for another 2 weeks Ben; you didn't have to be Blake Bortles today— William (@Booth_FC19) October 8, 2017
Trying to explain what the Steelers did well today. pic.twitter.com/hQdlYh4TuJ— Smitty (@Z23smitty) October 8, 2017
Steelers & Patriots racing to see who can choke away the AFC worse pic.twitter.com/waddYdNd75— Spooky La Flame 👻 (@LBJStan) October 8, 2017