Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Solid Once Again Using The No-Huddle

The Pittsburgh Steelers offense ran more no-huddle Sunday in the 27-11 win over the Cleveland Browns and with fairly good results.

According to the official play-by-play stats, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was 9-of-13 for 86 yards and a touchdown using the no-huddle. One of those incompletions was a spike, so in reality he was 9-of-12 passing. The touchdown was the long pass to wide receiver Antonio Brown in the second quarter.

As far as running the football out of the no-huddle, the yardage wasn’t necessarily there, but the overall results were. On the nine rushes using the no-huddle, the Steelers gained just 33 yards. However, three of those runs produced first downs, while three others qualified as successful runs based on down and distance.

In total, the Steelers ran the no-huddle on 22 non-penalty plays and that was nearly a third of all offensive plays run in the game.

More importantly, the Steelers won the game.

  • treeher

    Subtracting the spike, he was 9 of 12, right? Not 8 of 12.

  • steeltown

    I think everything is starting to click, literally, the young guys are stepping up on Defense (Heyward, Jones, Worilds, Woods etc) and the Offense is finding its groove, more importantly the OLine is playing with more consistency.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    I disagree slightly. Ben is not scrambling all over the place, as he has been getting rid of the ball much faster. Thus, the line is playing about the same as before. The line is usually only blocking for a couple of seconds at a time in the past couple of games. When Ben goes crazy, trying to make things happen, the line has to try to block for 5-7 seconds. Good luck with that. So in my eyes it’s Ben, the play calling, being more efficient and Especially Ben getting rid of it quicker that is allowing the line to look better.

    Anyway, I’ll take it as this is what I always thought would be successful.

  • steeltown

    Yea no OLine on the planet could protect Ben when in Ben-mode, but they have been playing better, with more consistency and actually staying relatively healthy this season

  • AndyR34

    I agree with bngB…Ben has finally decided to run Haley’s offense rather than his own. I also disagree slightly with you’re comment on the defense…I think both offense and defense are easier…which translates usually to better…when playing with a lead or even rather than from two scores behind. Whether that’s the young guys ‘stepping up’ or the offense ‘finding it’s groove’ requires smarter and more knowledgeable people than me…I’ve only been a fan since the mid-fifties.

  • steeltown

    No matter what your opinion is the young guys on D have stepped up BIG Time, that cant be denied

  • RMSteeler

    The no huddle keeps defenses on the field without allowing substitutions. This allows Ben to look for mis-matches and apparently the coaches are now allowing him to check to his idea for best play to take advantage of personnel groupings. The re-emergence of the “cerebral” Ben R?

  • Matt Manzo

    Seems like Ben did a good job on check downs this game? I’m not a film master but he seemed to play smarter!

  • joed32

    New guy huh! Welcome aboard.