When healthy, Ben Roethlisberger is one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL. Seemingly impossible to tackle at times in the pocket, Big Ben knows how to extend plays and find his receivers at any given time. Unfortunately for Big Ben and the Steelers, the All-Pro QB is dealing with a sore ankle and his performance has suffered because of it.
As the first half was nearing a close, Roethlisberger had thrown two interceptions -- one of which was deep in 49ers territory -- and completed just 14 of 22 passes for 141 yards. Because of the bum ankle, it appears Big Ben is overcompensating for his ability to throw the ball down the field. He has overthrown numerous receivers, including one to Mike Wallace that would have gone for a touchdown should it have been on target.
Most importantly, Roethlisberger's team trails 6-0 at halftime. That's not getting it done. As for Roethlisberger's reaction to the half: