Ben Roethlisberger is looking for redemption.
During his Tuesday appearance on 93.7 The Fan, the Steelers quarterback hinted at which team he’s most looking forward to potentially facing in the second round of the playoffs.
“I’ll give you guys one guess who you think I want to play,” Roethlisberger said.
With Pittsburgh slated to face the Jaguars, Titans or Chiefs in the divisional round next week, Roethlisberger wants a second shot at the Jags after putting on the worst performance of his NFL career earlier this season.
“Obviously any game that we’re going to play — since it’s the postseason — is going to be a difficult opponent, but I think just for me personally I’d love to just prove that five interceptions wasn’t me in that game,” Roethlisberger said.
Roethlisberger threw a career-worst five interceptions, including two pick sixes, in the team’s 30-9 loss to the Jaguars in Week 5. While his “maybe I don’t have it anymore” quote came after that defeat, the veteran has proved otherwise in the weeks since, finishing the regular season with 4,251 yards for 28 touchdowns. He also became the first quarterback in NFL history to record three games with at least 500 yards passing.
The Steelers will face the Jaguars if Jacksonville beats the Bills in the wild-card round this week. If Buffalo survives, Pittsburgh will host the Titans or Chiefs.