Watching the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts on January 15, 2006 made me realize something. Ben Roethlisberger is a better quarterback than Peyton Manning. In fact, he is arguably the best quarterback in this league.
It is true that Big Ben does not have the numbers Peyton Manning has but when you have a coach that is dedicated to the run, two strong running backs, and one of the best defenses in the league, he does not have to put up the big numbers gclub.
Peyton Manning is incapable of winning the big game but Big Ben wins every game. Manning has trouble when there is pressure but Big Ben is able to scramble and get out of trouble. Big Ben also uses the play action very effectively.
Big Ben showed me in the win that if he has to pass the ball, he can do so effectively and efficiently. If a team like the Eagles asked Big Ben to pass on every down, he would have no trouble doing so, he is as accurate as they come. No quarterback is going to get enough public acknowledgement on the Steelers as he deserves because of their commitment to defense and running but Big Ben rivals any other quarterback in this league.