While the national media debates whether the Chiefs’ Arrowhead advantage is a “myth”, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger says he has a plan to stop the crowd noise at Arrowhead.
Ben Roethlisberger says there IS a way to quiet #Chiefs fans at Arrowhead: no huddle O, quick first downs. Says hard to scream continuously.— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) January 11, 2017
That sounds like a challenge to me! I watched the video on it and this wasn’t trash talk. Scoring always stops the crowd noise. If the Chiefs get down 22-0 in the first quarter like they did in Pittsburgh earlier this year, the crowd noise won’t be a factor. But if the game is tight in the fourth quarter and the Steelers are backed up in their end zone, that’s gonna be loud as hell. It only takes one false start or one errant throw and the game can change.
Video of Big Ben’s presser is here: