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How Does Ben Roethlisberger Compare?

Ben Roethisberger is headed to the Super Bowl for the 3rd Time (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV?  It’s not what anyone expected heading into the playoffs and is definitely not what we hoped for, but we’re all going to watch it anyway.  The stage has been set for a colossal battle between two great quarterbacks, Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburg Steelers, and Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers.  The question is . . . how great are these quarterbacks?  Can these two be placed in the same category as Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees?

Aaron Rodgers definitely had one of his best season’s numbers-wise and his play throughout the year showcased the amount of talent he truly has. Rodgers has yet to get a Super Bowl ring under his belt so its tough to compare him to Brady, Manning, and Brees just yet. Ben Roethlisberger is a whole different story.

Ben Roethlisberger

Let’s face it; Big Ben was unquestionably one the best quarterbacks this football season even though he missed games earlier in the year.  The man led the Pittsburg Steelers team to a regular season record of 12-4, winning their division and now advancing to the Super Bowl.  He threw one more interception than Tom Brady (5), threw for 17 touchdowns, ran for 2 touchdowns, threw over 3,000 yards and had a better passing rating than Manning and Brees.  Those numbers may not seem like a lot, but we have to remember he played 4 less games.

Also, Roethlisberger has only thrown 86 interceptions in his first seven seasons, which is the same amount of interceptions Tom Brady accumulated after seven seasons.  Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, meanwhile, both threw more than 95 interceptions in their first seven seasons.  Big Ben has a career regular season win percentage of .706 which only trails Tom Brady (.776).  This win percentage is better than both Drew Brees (.577) and Peyton Manning (.678).

Great quarterbacks have to win big games right?

Tom Brady: 14-5 in playoffs, win percentage of .737

  • 4 Super Bowl Appearances – 3 Super Bowl Titles

Peyton Manning: 9-10 in playoffs, win percentage of .473

  • 2 Super Bowl Appearances – 1 Super Bowl Title

Drew Brees: 4-3 in playoffs, win percentage of .571

  • 1 Super Bowl Appearance – 1 Super Bowl Title

Ben Roesthlisberger: 10-2 in playoffs, win percentage of .833

  • 2 Super Bowl Appearances – 2 Super Bowl Titles (Maybe another this year)

You make the call.  Is Ben Roethlisberger one of the best quarterbacks of this decade?

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2 comments for “How Does Ben Roethlisberger Compare?”

  1. Ben is a great QB but is not as good as Joe, Tom, Peyton, Dan, John etc.

    Simple as that. Only an idiot would think otherwise.

    Posted by AmerigoCorleone | January 29, 2011, 8:57 am
  2. i love this && you

    Posted by Caroline Gorman | February 9, 2011, 3:52 pm

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