6 Things I Learned From Week 9 of the NFL Season

Ben Roethlisberger threw for six touchdowns again, but how strong has his play really been?

With so many strong offenses on bye in Week 9, we all should have been prepared for a lower-scoring, perhaps less fun week. And if you watched the 49ers and Rams, you saw just that.

But two offenses continued to soar after Week 8 performances that saw both teams score 51 points. New England, after beating the Bears 51-23, hosted the Broncos in the big Brady versus Manning duel. Tom Brady and company went on to tally 43 points.

Pittsburgh, coming off of Ben Roethlisberger's six-touchdown game against the Colts, well, did mostly the same against the Ravens on Sunday night. Big Ben tossed another six touchdown passes, giving him 12 - 12! - in two games.

Let's start with him this week.