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The big news before and during the game was about the report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport claiming that Roethlisberger was going to ask for a trade at the end of the season due to frustration with the direction of the franchise.
Here's what Roethlisberger had to say after the game about the allegations, per Jay Busbee of Shutdown Corner:
"That's completely unacceptable," Roethlisberger said when asked about the reports. "I don't know where that came from, it's one of the most B.S. stories I've ever heard of. I've always said I wanted to be a Steeler for life, I love it here, I'm happy here. I don't want to go anywhere. No one in my camp, my family, my agents, no one has ever said anything about that. So where ever this was made up from, it's totally false."
I'm not sure where this story will go, but early in the game, it seemed like it weighed on Roethlisberger as he made some lazy throws. But as the game progressed, his focus returned. This is an issue that will need to be monitored for the remainder of the season.