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Roethlisberger feasted on pass-rushers

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger can be at his best against pressure.

The chart shows his production in Super Bowl XLIII depending on how many Cardinals defenders rushed him.

The Cardinals were most effective sending four or fewer rushers. The information, charted by ESPN Stats & Information, drives home that point. During the winning drive, Roethlisberger completed both pass attempts for 53 yards against five or more rushers.

This would tend to support the idea that defenses should force Roethlisberger to read coverages instead of taking chances.