Watch Ben Roethlisberger react on camera to the Pittsburgh Steelers getting into the AFC playoffs after Daniel Carlson’s field goal went through the uprights for the Las Vegas Raiders to beat the Los Angeles Chargers.
Ben Roethlisberger still has at least one more game before he retires from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
After pulling off an impressive overtime win over arch rival Baltimore Ravens earlier in the day, all eyes turned to the AFC West matchup in primetime. The Steelers will be in the playoffs even if the Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders match ends in a tie. Well, it almost did…
Thankfully, Daniel Carlson’s game-winner in overtime sent the Silver and Black, and the Steelers, into the postseason, while breaking the hearts of dozens of Chargers fans.
Roethlisberger, a friend of TobyMac and Bart Millard, is watching the whole thing happen on FaceTime. The hilarity only increased by Roethlisberger being just 15 seconds behind.
No. 7 Pittsburgh will need a trip to Arrowhead to meet the No. Wild Card Weekend: 2 Kansas City Chiefs Kickoff takes place at 8:15 p.m. ET, 7:15 p.m. CT.
Watch Ben Roethlisberger realize that the Pittsburgh Steelers have made it to the playoffs
This is Roethlisberger’s last season before he hangs up the spikes. He’s not as good as he once was, but he’s as good once as he ever was. Roethlisberger is almost certain to be a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer, as he was undoubtedly the Steelers’ greatest quarterback. Terry Bradshaw won four Super Bowls. Roethlisberger remains in contention to win his third Superbowl.
Roethlisberger, even though he’s exhausted at the end his distinguished career, is still a child at heart. The joy in his eyes after seeing Carlson’s kick go through the uprights is why sports matter so much. These sports take you back in time to a place and time during the great joy of growing old. Roethlisberger may be the winner in Baltimore, but there’s one more game.
It would be nothing less than miraculous for the Steelers on Wild Card Weekend to stun the Chiefs.