Ben Roethlisberger is one of the most accomplished quarterbacks of all time playing for seventeen seasons and sitting in fifth place in all-time passing yards. But how many super bowls did Big ben win in his career?
Ben Roethlisberger won two Super Bowls in his career both as the quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite a long career, Roethlisberger’s Super Bowl rings were won in his second and fifth years in the league.
2005 Season Super Bowl XL
The 2005 season was only Roethlisberger’s second in the league. During his rookie campaign, he led the Steelers to 13-0 regular-season record as well a 1-1 record in the playoffs.
Big Ben came into his second season ready to play. Throughout the season Roethlisberger suffered from several injuries. These injuries caused him to miss a total of four regular-season games throughout the year.
Roethlisberger went 9-3 as a starter and the Steelers went 11-5 on the season. This record earned Ben Roethlisberger a spot in the playoffs yet did not get them a bye for the wildcard round. This meant that the Steelers had to win three playoff games to get to the Super Bowl.
Wild Card Round
Despite that, the Bengals had a 17-7 lead partway through the third quarter. The Steelers were able to come back and win the game handily with a score of 31-17.
In the divisional round, the Steelers took on the Indianapolis Colts. Roethlisberger only threw for 197 yards in this game but had a crucial tackle late in the game.
Steelers running back Jerome Bettis fumbled the ball but Roethlisberger was able to tackle the defensive player before he was able to get to Pittsburgh’s endzone.
This was a vital play in the game and led to the Steelers winning 21-17.
In the AFC championship, the Pittsburgh Steelers faced off against the Denver Broncos.
Ben Roethlisberger managed to throw two touchdowns and run one in himself. The Steelers were able to win this game easily with a final score of 34-17.
Superbowl XL was Ben Roethlisberger’s first super bowl appearance. The Steelers who went 11-5 in the regular season were playing against the 13-3 Seattle Seahawks.
Despite their regular-season records, the Steelers were four-point favourites entering the game.
Big ben himself had quite a poor game in his first Superbowl win. With a stat line of 123 passing yards no touchdowns and two interceptions.
The Steelers were able to win the game due to several other players making big plays. Antwaan Randel El a wide receiver threw a forty-three yard touchdown pass.
Willie Parker had the record for the longest Super Bowl run with a 75-yard touchdown.
These plays plus a stout defense allowed the Steelers to cruise to a 21-10 Super Bowl victory.
2008 Season Super Bowl XIII
By the time Ben Roethlisberger won his second Super Bowl it was his fifth year in the league. Big Ben had a great regular season in 2007 but took a huge step back in 2008.
By the end of the regular season, Big Ben had 3301 passing yards 17 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Despite his poor quarterback play, the Pittsburgh Steelers were still able to go 12-4 and earn the number two seed in the AFC.
This seed allowed them to bypass the first round of the playoffs.
In the divisional round of the playoffs, the Steelers took on the San Diego Chargers who had gone eight and eight in the regular season.
Ben Roethlisberger played a safe game with zero turnovers and one touchdown. Willie Parker did most of the work rushing for 147 yards as the Steelers moved on with a 35-24 win.
In the AFC championship, the Steelers played against the Baltimore Ravens. Entering the game the Steelers and Big Ben were six-point favourites.
The Steelers started off well getting up 13-0 in the first half. The Ravens were able to narrow the lead to 16-14 for the Steelers in the fourth quarter.
The Ravens had the ball with a chance to take the lead with under five minutes remaining. Luckily Troy Palamualu was able to bail the Steelers out with a pick-six to secure the win.
This sent Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers to the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl XLIII
Super Bowl XLIII was the second Super Bowl that Ben Roethlisberger had made it to. The Steelers were playing the Arizona Cardinals and were seven-point favourites heading into the game.
This game is regarded as one of the greatest Super Bowls of all time.
Early in the game the Steelers were playing well leading the game 10-7. Though late in the first half the Cardinals were driving. What followed was a 100-yard interception return by James Harrison as time in the has expired.
In this game the Steelers had a 17-7 lead going into the half. The Steelers were leading 20-7 at the start of the fourth quarter before the Cardinals scored sixteen straight points.
With two minutes and thirty seconds left the Steelers had the ball and needed to score to win the game. Ben Roethlisberger strung together a 73-yard game-winning drive that was capped off by Santion Holmes’s infamous toe-tap catch.
This marked the second and final Super bowl win of Ben Roethlisberger’s career.