Pray then prey

On Oct. 2, we followed Ben Roethlisberger from start to finish

Originally Published: November 16, 2011
By and Lindsay Berra | ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the Nov. 28 "One Day, One Game" issue of ESPN The Magazine.

As fired-up Steelers bound out of the locker room in the bowels of Reliant Stadium, they're careful not to disturb their QB. Ben Roethlisberger leans against a wall with his eyes closed, taking a final minute to mentally prepare. The eight-year vet has won two Super Bowls and 32 road games, more than Aaron Rodgers has played. He thinks about how the crowd in the closed stadium will be loud. About his ...

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