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Week 8: Stafford or Roethlisberger?

Postby 4th and Longwell » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:01 pm

Someone was dumb enough to drop Roethlisberger before last week and I picked him up... The problem is Stafford is a stud, but will Roethlisberger out-score him this week? again...?
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Re: Week 8: Stafford or Roethlisberger?

Postby Jadman » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:58 pm

New England has the worst past defense. I would go with Big Ben. Also, if Brady lights the Steelers up early, he will have to throw the ball. I would go with Rothlisberger.
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Re: Week 8: Stafford or Roethlisberger?

Postby kdn0789 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:30 pm

I'd go with Stafford against the weak Denver defense. Doesn't matter if Pitt is gonna trail behind, NE has improved in their defense in both running and passing. Big Ben is gonna have a tougher time moving the ball then Stafford will against the Broncos.

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Re: Week 8: Stafford or Roethlisberger?

Postby c0megets0me » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:37 pm

No one Pass D is as bad as the Pats.......Big Ben will be huge this week, Stafford has come back to earth and is a little beat up.
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Re: Week 8: Stafford or Roethlisberger?

Postby shreddy » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:41 pm

I like Big Ben in this match-up.

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Re: Week 8: Stafford or Roethlisberger?

Postby DVeit » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:43 pm

This is a tough one! I have the same two. I was originally going with Ben this week but now that Stafford's ankle is ok I'm starting to lean back towards him. Pats HAVE improved their D, Broncos def sucks still, hell they even made Matt Moore look decent last week. But then Ben will have to pass to beat NE. It's tough!! Flip a coin. lol We need more input on this.
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Re: Week 8: Stafford or Roethlisberger?

Postby dilhan » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:59 pm

I'm also in the same situation and I'm going with Big Ben.

Ben has been on fire lately, has the better matchup of the two (in my opinion) and stafford is a little banged up right now. Also what I noticed with Stafford is that he locks on to Megatron a lot and if he is not open, Staff tends to struggle. I noticed this in particular in the Atlanta game (I was at Ford Field), Atlanta focused on taking Calvin away and Stafford really struggled. It seemed like he didn't have much confidence in his other targets, as talented as they may be (Pettigrew). I think other teams are going to start doing the same and if Stafford does not adapt, I could see a drop off in his numbers.

Sorry for the slight rant but I think Stafford is on the decline while Big Ben is on the rise.

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Re: Week 8: Stafford or Roethlisberger?

Postby Mr.Joshua » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:50 pm

dilhan wrote:I'm also in the same situation and I'm going with Big Ben.

Ben has been on fire lately, has the better matchup of the two (in my opinion) and stafford is a little banged up right now. Also what I noticed with Stafford is that he locks on to Megatron a lot and if he is not open, Staff tends to struggle. I noticed this in particular in the Atlanta game (I was at Ford Field), Atlanta focused on taking Calvin away and Stafford really struggled. It seemed like he didn't have much confidence in his other targets, as talented as they may be (Pettigrew). I think other teams are going to start doing the same and if Stafford does not adapt, I could see a drop off in his numbers.

Sorry for the slight rant but I think Stafford is on the decline while Big Ben is on the rise.

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I think they will produce a very similar stat line this weekend but I'll give a slight edge to Big Ben - which is why I am starting him.

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