Inside The Bills

Big Ben finds Fitz entertaining

Posted by Chris Brown on November 25, 2010 – 4:02 pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has caught some highlights of Buffalo’s offense the past few weeks and he finds Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bills attack pretty entertaining.

“Yeah he’s playing great,” said Roethlisberger. “Coach (Tomlin) called him a gunslinger and that’s kind of what he’s doing. He’s just coming out and playing fearless and he’s doing some great things. I don’t watch the offense but coach shows some highlights and you see Fitz running down the field and throwing blocks down field for receivers and running backs, so it’s pretty fun to watch.”

Roethlisberger and Fitzpatrick have been neck and neck all year in one important offensive category this season, third down passing. Roethlisberger is currently tops in the AFC (and the NFL) in third down passer rating with a figure of 119.6. Ryan Fitzpatrick is second in the AFC (4th in NFL) and a passer rating of 107.5.

Both are also averaging more than eight yards per attempt. Roethlisberger is averaging 8.96 yards per attempt. Fitz is at 8.64.

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