It certainly wasn’t the type of Super Bowl performance that Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger had in mind.
Roethlisberger finished with a 77.4 passer rating Sunday night against the Packers, completing 25 of 40 throws for 263 yards and two touchdowns. But it was his two interceptions that were paramount in the loss. The first was returned 37 yards by Nick Collins for a touchdown. The second led to a 21-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Greg Jennings four plays later, building the Packers’ first-half lead to 21-3.
“You don’t play well early … and it’s on my shoulders,” Roethlisberger told NFL Network’s Alex Flanagan. “I didn’t play good, and it’s the reason why we dug ourselves a hole.”
“No excuses,” he added. “You just can’t do it. Regardless of the situation, you just can’t turn the ball over.”