Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Steelers won Super Bowl XL without a strong showing from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
They have won games this season when Roethlisberger wasn't particularly sharp -- he had a 15.1 rating in beating the Redskins -- but his numbers were poor in three of the Steelers' four defeats. And opposing quarterbacks were more efficient each time.
Roethlisberger and the Cardinals' Kurt Warner have been efficient so far in the playoffs. Roethlisberger has two touchdowns, no interceptions and a 90.8 rating. Warner has eight touchdowns, two interceptions and a 112.1 rating.
Overall, Roethlisberger's rating during the regular season was 80.1, down from 104.1 in 2007. He was more efficient against his own division (90.4) than outside the division (75.4), and more efficient against the AFC (89.8) than the NFC (45.9) -- thanks to poor games against the Redskins, Eagles and Giants.