Game plan vs. Vick, Big Ben

Here's a game plan for defending Michael Vick and Ben Roethlisberger in the conference title games.

Originally Published: January 21, 2005
By Ron Jaworski | ESPN Insider
For a quarterback to lead his team to the conference championship game, he must have had a tremendous season -- and that's certainly true of both Michael Vick and Ben Roethlisberger, the younger two of the four QBs remaining in the playoffs.

Vick and the Atlanta Falcons face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC championship game Sunday, while Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers play the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game. What can the opposing defenses do to stop these young sensations? I'm glad you asked.


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Ron Jaworski

NFL analyst / writer
Ron Jaworski is one of the most popular and knowledgeable analysts covering the NFL today. Since joining ESPN in 1990, the former standout NFL quarterback has covered the league from virtually every angle -- sideline reporter, game-site reporter, host and both studio and game analyst. From 2007-11, Jaworski occupied one of the most coveted positions in sports as a Monday Night Football analyst.

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