Roethlisberger pushing for no-huddle
One thing that stood out to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as he watched film of the Denver Broncos' 30-7 loss to the Ravens last Sunday could impact how the Steelers try to attack the No. 1 defense in the NFL.
"It seemed like in the second half, (the Ravens) did a lot of no-huddle," Roethlisberger said Thursday. "They kind of just picked up tempo and had a couple of plays that got things going."
So does that mean Roethlisberger, who excels in a no-huddle attack, has been lobbying Bruce Arians to employ the change-of-pace offense more against the Broncos?
"He lobbies every week," Arians said.
"It's something that Ben likes to do," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "We've got a great feel for it, and we've had some success running the no-huddle."
Roethlisberger's acumen in running the no-huddle and the difficulty the Broncos had against it last Sunday does not automatically translate into the Steelers using it more Monday night.
Or does it?
"It could show up a lot; it could not show up at all," Arians said. "We'll just see how it goes."
"To be honest with you, we played better defense this past month than when we did at the beginning of the season. Beginning of the season, it was a step late. This recent month, we were actually getting there."
--Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison, on his play in October when he registered seven of his team-high eight sacks.
31 -- Games in which Roethlisberger has had a passer rating of over 100, which ties him with Terry Bradshaw for the most in Steelers history.
1,143 -- Yards after the catch that Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall has totaled since 2007, the second most in the NFL during that span.
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