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Big Ben to Have Big Year According to Publication

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Everyone knows that if the Steelers are going to have a big 2007, it will have to be big as well for Big Ben Roethlisberger. Well, good news on that front, as at least one publication on the stands thinks that things will go Ben’s way in 2007. The Annual Street & Smith’s Pro Football 2007 Yearbook has broken down the predictions for all starting QB’s in the National Football League, and they have some solid numbers for Ben this upcoming season.

The pub picks Roethlisberger as the number 11 quarterback in the league, and says that this year Roethlisberger will throw for 3,499 yards, 21 TD’s and 18 interceptions. It says that Ben will attempt 455 passes, completing 268 of them. It also has him rushing for 77 yards on the year with one score. With the yards predicted, Ben will throw for 254.6 yards per game. Not bad.

Last season playing with a variety of issues, Ben was 280-for-469 for 3513 yards and 18 touchdowns to go along with 23 interceptions. He rushed the ball 32 times for 98 yards and two touchdowns. With a new offense in place that could take advantage of more 4 and even 5 wide out sets, and hopefully a healthy season and a better year coming from the offensive line, the Steelers and their quarterback should have a much better 07 than 06.

The QB Rankings from the magazine break down as follows for the top 11:

Peyton Manning – Indy

Tom Brady – NE

Carson Palmer – Cincy

Drew Brees – New Orleans

Marc Bulger – St.Louis

Michael Vick – Atlanta

Jon Kitna – Detroit

Vince Young – Tennessee

Tony Romo – Dallas

Donovan McNabb – Philly

Ben Roethlisberger – Steelers

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. black&gold Girl

    July 3, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Somehow this one is a little hard for me to swallow. Not the Big Ben part, but putting Romo at no. 9 ahead of McNabb. No way. And who is Young going to throw to? His WR corps is pretty pitiful. I guess this list includes rushing yds/tds cause there’s no way Vick and Young out pass Big Ben.

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