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Big Ben wants to 'apologize individually to everybody'

Ben Roethlisberger took responsibility for Saturday night's 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, which ended the AFC North champion's season.

"Anytime you turn the ball over, it's frustrating and that's why I wanted to apologize to the fans, to my teammates, to the organization, the Rooneys, coaches, it's frustrating. I wish I could apologize individually to everybody," Roethlisberger said. "Didn't play well enough to win and guys look at me as the leader and as the quarterback to make plays and to do what it takes to win the football game and I don't believe I did that today."

Big Ben went 31-of-45 passing for 334 yards and one touchdown pass, numbers which were equivalent or better than his brilliant 2014 season. However, he threw two backbreaking picks and was sacked five times.

Roethlisberger clearly missed the threat of running back Le'Veon Bell in the red zone as Pittsburgh scored just one touchdown on the night, despite outgaining Baltimore by 92 yards. The Steelers moved the ball between the 20s, but having to settle for field goals ultimately ended their season.

Adding insult to injury, Big Ben also admitted he suffered whiplash prior to his second interception.

All in all, it was a forgettable night for the apologetic quarterback.

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