2014 Strength of Schedule - PIT
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2014 Game Stats
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Monday, October 13, 2014, 9:49am
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger struggled getting the ball to WR Markus Wheaton. Roethlisberger targeted Wheaton 11 times, but they connected four times for 33 yards.
Roethlisberger barely overthrew a wide-open Wheaton in the end zone in the fourth quarter. Earlier in a game that the Steelers actually controlled through the first 15 minutes, Roethlisberger fired a pass that Wheaton wasn’t ready for on a critical third down inside the Browns' 10-yard line.
Roethlisberger apparently expected to Wheaton to snap his head around sooner. That Wheaton looked surprised to see the ball coming his way spoke volumes about how alarmingly lacking the Steelers have been when it comes to details, something that goes straight to the top of the coaching staff.
The two don't seem to be on the same page and it was again Antonio Brown who went over 100 yards with a TD, even seeing a lot of time against Browns stud CB Joe Haden. Steeler WRs have historically put up fantasy-worthy numbers over the years but so far Wheaton hasn't had more than 60 yards receiving in a game since Week 1.
Posted by Dale Lolley
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 5:08pm
Ben Roethlisberger Week 7 vs. Texans
Ben Roethlisberger had a tough time last week with receivers dropping passes and just not being on the same page with the quarterback in Cleveland as he threw for just 228 yards and a score. He returns home this week to face a Houston defense allowing 272 yards passing per game. The Texans have also given up two or more passing TDs in each of the past four weeks. Roethlisberger should bounce back with a nice effort this week, though Pittsburgh will need to get over its red zone issues.