Jan. 18, 2017
Who is the Most Important Player to a Steelers Super Bowl Run?
After a season in which the Steelers went 11-5, it was pretty tough to gauge who the MVP of this team should be. Media members discussed LeVeon Bell being the league MVP for stretches of the season and depending on how he finishes this playoff run, he still may have a chance although it's looking more like Rodgers or Ryan will win the award. That being said, Bell still isn't the most most important player for the Steelers playoff run. If the Steelers have any chance at winning another Super Bowl, I believe Ben Roethlisberger will be more important to that stretch. Yes, LeVeon has been impressive all season and he carried the team to a win last weekend in Pittsburgh, but the Steelers need Roethlisberger to make a real post season push and improve him play. In the Steelers last couple games, Roethlisberger's TD/INT ratio has been 1/1. Against good defenses like the Patriots and Chiefs, Ben cannot afford to turn the ball over. With more consistent play from Roethlisberger, this Steelers team will be a tough out in the playoffs and he will be the most important player moving forward.
This weekend, the Steelers will face off against the Kansas Chiefs on Sunday at 8:20pm on NBC. For Roethlisberger, he is very familiar with this defense as he shredded it for 5 TDs in week 4 of the regular season. This will be a much more difficult task on the road in wintery conditions. Expect a good game from LeVeon Bell but like I talked about before, Ben is very important to this postseason run and he needs to have one of his better games in order for the Steelers to win.