Eighteen periods of feeling, with a couple of Super Bowl triumphs, measurable wonder and Pro Bowl choices generally blended in, were packed into one Monday night in Pittsburgh.
Flooded with recollections, Ben Roethlisberger had the option to leave Heinz Field a champ, stoop out a triumph and take a triumph lap following his Pittsburgh Steelers' 26-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football.
"Um, you know what, it's amusing in light of the fact that, presumably not how you would have preferred it, other than the success," Roethlisberger, keeping down tears, told ESPN's Lisa Salters later the game when asked how his last game at Heinz Field went. "Furthermore that is all that truly matters. That is somewhat been the tale of my profession. It's not in every case pretty, however we track down a way Man, did our guard move forward this evening and the folks, it was simply such a lot of amusing to be over here. These are the best fans in sports and this is the best spot to play."
In front of Monday's down, Roethlisberger let it be realized that everything highlighted this being his last home game at Heinz Field and however Big Ben's presentation was not really a token of his past superbness, the eventual outcome absolutely was.
Not many in NFL history have been more fruitful than Roethlisberger on his homefield.