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And once again, we’re putting the spotlight on Regios de Acero who took a lonnnnngggg bus trip from Monterrey, Mexico to Heinz Field last weekend to see their beloved Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens.
Our friend, Roger Saucedo fills us in on their big weekend:
And here we go again! Regios de Acero were on their way to Pittsburgh last week! This was our trip to celebrate the club’s 15th anniversary. On Thursday morning, December 7th at 7:00 a.m. 90 fans loaded onto 2 buses to see 1 team: the Pittsburgh Steelers. We expected a 40-hour trip but that did not matter, we had an appointment at Heinz field on Sunday night to support Big Ben Roethlisberger and the team vs. Ravens.
We arrived at the City of Steel on Friday evening, tired but happy.
On Saturday, we toured the city: first the Strip District and then on to Heinz field area for an interview with Mike Clark (anchor news at WTAE). By 5 p.m. we had an important appointment too: an event at the stadium – the Steelers offered a Welcome Party to Mexican and Latin American fans. It was a great party! Roger Saucedo and Jesus Vera, administrators of Regios de Acero, broadcast on facebooklive some moments of the event for his club members in Mexico and all Mexican Steeler Nation too.
Roger Saucedo @RogerSaucedo Hey @_BigBen7, these ladies outside the @heinzfield ask me for a photo and literally said : we want a picture with someone with Roethlisberger jersey” so, I was lucky! #HereWeGo
And then on Sunday…you could feel the emotion for game day, it was a cold weather, but we were ready to go to Heinz field… and what a game! The Ravens were difficult to beat, but a great pass from Big Ben to Antonio Brown in the final minutes would give the yardage necessary for Boswell to score the field goal of the win! We all screamed and jumped to celebrate not only having won, but also that the victory gave our team the Championship of the North Division! We were all excited and in our hearts we all felt that the victory was dedicated to the great #50, Ryan Shazier! #Shalieve.
Thanks Killer B’s (Ben, Bell, Brown, Boswell), thanks to all the team and thanks to the city of Pittsburgh because they always make us feel like home. See you next year for another traditional tour of Regios de Acero, the most iconic Steelers fan club in Mexico. Here we go! — Roger Saucedo and the members of Regios De Acero.
Regios de Acero have been making this trip for the last few years: December 2014, December 2015, and November 2016. That is dedication. That is #SteelersMexico!
From Teresa Varley, Steelers.com:
“Ben, that’s my guy.”
When Antonio Brown utters those words, which he has done on numerous occasions, he means it. Ben Roethlisberger is definitely his guy, and the guy who makes the Steelers offense tick.
“Ben’s our leader,” said Brown.
And once again, Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a come-from-behind win, defeating the Ravens, 39-38, en route to winning the AFC North title and for Roethlisberger, the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Roethlisberger completed 44 of 66 passes, both career highs and team records, for an incredible 506 yards. Roethlisberger threw for two touchdowns, and no interceptions, against a defense that was No. 1 in takeaways and ranked No. 1 in interceptions in the NFL going into the game.
“Ben was big time tonight,” said Coach Mike Tomlin after the game. “That probably goes without saying.”
Roethlisberger became the first player in NFL history to pass for at least 500 yards in three games, and his 506 passing yards is the 10th 400-yard or more game of his career, the fifth player in NFL history with at least 10 400-yard games.
“Ben’s a Hall of Fame quarterback,” said Brown. “He is so much fun to play with. He made some amazing throws. He makes them every day. He is a general, a warrior, a leader. I am glad I got to play with him for a lot of years.”
Roethlisberger’s 506 yards passing also marks the fourth 450-yard or more game of his career, tying Dan Marino for the most in NFL history.
This is the 15th time that Roethlisberger has won AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
You can read more from Ms Varley here.
Recap from Ben’s radio show on Tuesday, courtesy of 93.7 The Fan & CBS Pittsburgh:
On Ryan Shazier –
“We went over yesterday and spent some time with him and everything. It’s always so uplifting to go see him and give him a hug and see that smile.
“I enjoyed sitting in his room last night and talking about the game, getting his perspective on the game and what he saw.”
On sharing his visit with Ryan with his teammates –
“Coach asked me if I’d share with the team what it felt like to me…so I got up in front of the team on Friday morning and spoke about how uplifting it was to see him, to walk into that room, to see the smile on his face, for him to put his arms up and give me a hug and how it really brought me back up.
“I was down last week, I was down last week, I think most of us were…I don’t know the exact number of guys that have gone, but I’m sure most of the team if not all the team has gone and everybody that I’ve talked to has said the exact same thing to me.”
On facing the Patriots this weekend –
“We’re gonna be prepared for the very best New England Patriots that we can face coming in here on Sunday.
On their preparation for what Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick throws at them –
“He is one of the greatest coaches of all-time, I think we can all agree on that in, in terms of scheming, out-coaching, thinking, game planning, whatever it may be. They’re gonna have, whether it’s a new wrinkle, something that we’ve seen maybe in the past but it’s been a long time, whatever it is, there’s gonna be some adjustments that are gonna have to be made before the game, during the game because they are very good at preparation and getting you to do things that aren’t maybe typically you.”
On Antonio Brown for MVP –
“Look at his numbers, I think it would be awesome, especially being my teammate to be the first wide receiver to get it, that would be really stinking cool to know that I helped contribute to it too.”
On whether he looks at games against Tom Brady as a “measuring stick” of sorts for his own career –
“I’m leading an offense and he’s leading an offense so yeah, of course I want my offense to outperform his offense but really at the end of the day, it’s just about winning. I’m sure he’ll tell you the same thing, if I have the worst game ever and horrible stats and we win the game, you know me well enough that that’s all that’s really gonna matter is that at the end of the day, it’s not about how many yards you put up, how many points, I mean it is about points obviously if you score more than them, but really its about just finding a way to win the football game.”
You can listen to Ben’s show here.
We went to Soergel Orchards today to get our Christmas tree…
but had to make a stop at the Fun Area first! Hope you’re enjoying the holiday season too! — Ben.
The Steelers clinched the AFC North division title after a down-to-the-last-minute-nail-biter win against the Baltimore Ravens on NBC Sunday Night Football, and Ben is now the first player in NFL history to record three games of 500+ passing yards…but there was something, or rather someone more important on Ben’s mind after the game:
“The line played unbelievable, the receivers caught the ball, and Ryan Shazier is with us tonight.We didn’t play without him. He was out here with us.”
“We love you Ryan, we know you’re watching. Buddy, we love you so much!”
Photo: Ben walks off the field with Ryan Shazier’s jersey over his shoulder. Taken by: Christopher Horner / Trib Sports
You can watch Ben’s post-game press conference here.
For more on the game, including why a certain #7 won the Steelers Digest Player of the Week, check out the Steelers website here.
Recap courtesy of 93.7 The Fan and CBS Pittsburgh:
On Ryan Shazier –
“Obviously with him being back there in Cincinnati, we’re not getting all the reports right away but I’ve heard some really encouraging things. You know, a lot of things that the Steelers put out in reports and kind of updates I know from Kevin Colbert and some other people so I’m kind of hearing the same things. Just some encouraging things, but not out of the woods. Obviously just continued prayers for him and his family I think are the best thing that he can get right now.
“When you’re out there, you’re worried about him and his health and all those things, but you also understand that you’ve got to continue to play a football game and you have to give your focus to that because if you’re not focused and in-tuned to what’s going on out there, you can get hurt as well.”
On Ju Ju’s hit against Vontaze Burfict –
“Juju’s was obviously in the realm of the game. I don’t think it was a cheap-shot by any means. Cheap-shots are when you hit someone away from a play, you go low on someone that’s not looking. He’s trying to block a guy that’s probably going to make a tackle. I really believe that he was just trying to help a teammate out being a selfless guy.
“I told him afterwards, I said listen, ‘Love the effort, love how you’re trying to help your teammate get open. Standing over a guy, uncalled for.’ And he knew it. I think he knew it right away. I think he regretted it and he genuinely felt bad about that.”
On what, if anything can be done to “fix” the Steelers vs. Bengals rivalry –
“I had that conversation with the Monday Night crew when I had the production meeting. This game sometimes it feels like it’s not just physical, I mean it’s physical obviously, but it feels like it’s more than juts a tough, hard-nosed football game. You know there’s been a lot of penalties, a lot of quote, unquote “dirty play,” things like that. When you discuss rivalries and hard-nosed football, you think about the Ravens and our matchups we’ve had in the past with them. I’ll credit both teams when we play, it is hard-fought, physical football. You knock someone’s head off and you help them up. You’re not doing anything dirty, you’re not trying to be cheap, you’re not taunting guys, it’s just a tough football game. Sometimes you feel like this game, this quote, unquote rivalry has turned sometimes dirty and it’s unfortunate.”
On whether a game like this, with these types of injuries is the reason he re-evaluates every off-season –
“When we talked in the off-season about really evaluating and making sure, these are the reasons. And having kids, I hope my son plays golf. If he wants to play football that’s fine too but it’s a tough sport. It’s not for everyone. If he wants to do it, I’ll encourage it. If he doesn’t, I’m just fine with that as well.”
You can read more & listen to today’s show here.
Just a few favorites… from Karl’s Tops Pics (team photographer Karl Roser) on the Steelers website!
Congratulations to Ben…
He recorded the 42nd game-winning drive – victories in which he rallied the team from a fourth-quarter deficit or tie – in his NFL career (38 regular – 4 postseason).
He is the eighth quarterback in NFL history to reach 50,000 passing yards in regular-season career games. He reached 50,000 yards in his 197th regular-season game – becoming the 5th QB in NFL history to reach the milestone in fewer than 200 games.
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