Through his NFL career, Ben Roethlisberger has slowly transitioned from game manager to the heart and soul of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense.
He might not be Aaron Rodgers, but Roethlisberger is in the top 10 in virtually every passing category. After a slow start that saw his offensive line sending Roethlisberger toward martyrdom, Big Ben and the Steelers have picked it up.
Since the Week 4 beatdown at the hands of the Houston Texans, Roethlisberger has 13 touchdowns to four interceptions and the Steelers are 5-1. Two of the Steelers' three losses have come to the hated Baltimore Ravens, though in their second matchup Roethlisberger put his team in a position to win only to see the defense with a rare collapse at the end of the game.
After being deemed "done" after the first month, the Steelers are considered by many to be the favorite to come out of the AFC.