Ben Roethlisberger Makes Faces After Nasty Hit, Spawns Internet Memes

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterNovember 3, 2014


Notching his second straight week of transcendent passing, Ben Roethlisberger looked next to untouchable during Sunday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Roethlisberger razed the Ravens for six touchdowns, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to throw 12 scores in a two-game span.

The only moment that threatened to derail the Pittsburgh Steelers passing attack was an ugly shot to Roethlisberger's head courtesy of Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw.

Upshaw speared Roethlisberger in the chin early in the game, prompting Big Ben to make a series of increasingly hilarious faces.

SB Nation's Rodger Sherman crafted a GIF of Roethlisberger going about his jaw Pilates.

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Painful hit? Yes. Hilarious result? Absolutely.

Of course, when gifted with manna from heaven, the Internet can't help but feast on the bounty. Minutes after the hit, social media users began cranking out Roethlisberger memes.

SB Nation set the tone with a strong Popeye comparison, and things snowballed from there.

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SB Nation @SBNation

Popeye Roethlisberger: http://t.co/kTEyqWc2ZL http://t.co/2Rnjyt09nP

PFTCommenter @PFTCommenter

when they give u powerchains http://t.co/wvzl80kDWF

Davepool 2 @2_Ring_Circus

Pittsburgh Penguin? http://t.co/adaPxC4QqS

SportsNation @SportsNation

Even Big Ben has been surprised by his performance lately... http://t.co/pOQDlzHied

Adam Bridgers @AWBridgers

Big Ben is apparently a wake forest fan http://t.co/w51VuploQw

Matt Ufford @mattufford

Weird, I'd always thought of Big Ben as a Bebop/Rocksteady-type. http://t.co/zmHEA8ppLF

I'm quite partial to Penguin-Roethlisberger. That's a nearly unbeatable supervillain.

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