Ben Roethlisberger tied for 4th in the NFL in interceptions

Ben Roethlisberger’s two interception game in Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens has him currently top-5 in the NFL in interceptions with 14. In 2014 Roethlisberger threw just 9 interceptions in 608 attempts to go with 32 touchdown passes. This season Roethlisberger has thrown 14 interceptions in 433 attempts, the worst interception percentage of his career since 2006.

INTERCEPTION LEADERS
1. Peyton Manning – 17
2. Blake Bortles – 16
3. Matt Ryan – 15
4. Eli Manning – 14
4. Ben Roethlisberger – 14

 

Steelers playoff hopes take huge hit

Ravens 20 – Steelers 17

The Pittsburgh Steelers playoff hopes took a significant hit today with a 20-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

The Ravens got the superior QB play from Ryan Mallett who went 28-41 for 274 yards and 1 touchdown, outplaying Ben Roethlisberger who threw two interceptions and was held to 220 passing yards, completing 24 of 34 passes.

With a Steelers loss, the Kansas City Chiefs (10-5) clinched a playoff berth. The Jets (10-5) overtime win vs the Patriots has them controlling their destiny going into week 17.

The Jets are at Buffalo. Pittsburgh travels to Cleveland.

 

Merry Christmas

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Pirates sign John Jaso

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the signing of first baseman/outfielder John Jaso to a two year contract.

Jaso, 32, hit .286 (53-for-185) and produced an .839 OPS in 70 games with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015. He missed the first three months of the season after suffering a left wrist injury on Opening Day (4/6). After returning to action on July 7, Jaso led the Rays with a .377 on-base percentage over the last three months and hit .321 (17-for-53) in his final 22 games.