26. Big Ben’s Toes
In 2005, Ben Roethlisberger was a pimple-faced rookie and helped the Pittsburgh Steelers to the AFC Championship Game. However, the young man didn’t play well against the New England Patriots and tried to claim that he broke two of his toes. His three interceptions were extremely detrimental to the Steelers’ cause and he only completed 14 of his 25 pass attempts.
“According to Ben, he had two broken toes, although coach Cowher and the Steelers organization both made it clear that no such injury ever occurred,” one fan said. This historic fact is one of the strangest sidenotes from the game. Needless to say, it wasn’t the end to the season that the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year expected. But those are the breaks.