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10-23-2009, 01:05 AM
Big Ben, to face off against his idol, Favre

Friday, October 23, 2009
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 49453.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_649453.html)

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has never met Minnesota Vikings counterpart Brett Favre. Roethisberger didn't make the trip to Green Bay in 2005 when Favre played for the Packers after underging arthroscopic surgery for a torn miniscus in his right knee. The Steelers defeated Green Bay 20-10 that year with Charlie Batch as the starter. "It's going to be fun," Roethlisberger said Thursday. "I grew up watching Brett, kind of idolized him, molding a little bit of my game after him."

Roethlisberger didn't take the bait when asked to compare his game with Favre's. "I'm not going to compare myself to Brett because he is a legend, and I'm just trying to get to his level,'' Roethlisberger said. What part of Favre's game did Roethlisberger emulate? "Just kind of the gunslinger, doing the unothorodox stuff sometimes. You've got to be smart with it sometimes. If you watch Brett, sometimes he throws it up, and you wonder what he's doing. Probably the same thing coach (Mike Tomlin) says about me. You live by the sword, you die by it. He makes enough plays that you don't question him.''

WR Hines Ward and DE Travis Kirschke returned to practice yesterday. S Troy Polamalu (knee) missed practice for the second consecutive day, but he said he expects to return to practice today.

CB Antoine Winfield (foot), the Vikings' best cover corner, missed his second consecutive day of practice.


2 -- Number of consecutive wins for the Steelers against Minnesota.

10-23-2009, 08:19 AM
I thought Ben idolized Elway and that's why he wears #7??

I'll take Ben over Favre any day of the week. In the only stat that counts, Ben is up 2 to 1.