Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 4 Days
Roethlisberger completed 18-of-25 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's win over the Chiefs, but he took a huge hit in the third quarter that forced him back to the locker room to get his knee examined, though he returned before missing a snap, ESPN.com reports.
Roethlisberger returned from the injury to lead the Steelers on a 12-play, 70-yard drive that resulted in a field goal, and he didn't appear to be bothered by it later in the game. The good news is that he hasn't turned the ball over in three consecutive games, though on the flip side, he's thrown only one touchdown pass in the last two. Up next is a Week 17 matchup against the Bengals to determine the winner of the AFC North.
Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 5 Days
Roethlisberger (not injury related) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
As usual, Roethlisberger showed up on the injury report, but once again he is good to go for this big game against the Chiefs.
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Roethlisberger completed 27-of-35 passes for 360 yards Sunday against the Falcons.
A big yardage game that surprisingly ended with zero touchdowns for Roethlisberger, as the Steelers' offense got by with two rushing touchdowns from Le'Veon Bell. It was only the second time this season that Roethlisberger failed to throw a touchdown pass, with the last one coming back in Week 2 against the Ravens. Up next is a Week 16 matchup against the Chiefs, who came into Sunday allowing the second-fewest passing yards per game in the NFL this season.
Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 12 Days
Roethlisberger (not injury related) is active for Sunday's game at Atlanta.
Roethlisberger is often limited in practice, but it's usually not injury related. Rest assured that he is good to go for this game against the Falcons.
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Roethlisberger completed 25-of-39 passes for 350 yards and three touchdowns during Sunday's 42-21 win over the Bengals.
Roethlisberger connected with seven different receivers, throwing touchdown passes to wideout Martavius Bryant, running back Le'Veon Bell and tight end Heath Miller. Roethlisberger has put up some huge numbers in the second half of the season, throwing for at least 340 yards in five of the last six games, with a 19:5 TD:INT ratio over that span. He has a great matchup in Week 15 to keep his solid play going, as the Steelers will face a Falcons defense allowing the most passing yards per game in the NFL this season.
Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 19 Days
Roethlisberger (not injury related) is active for Sunday's game at Cincinnati.
Despite speculation about his mention on the weekly injury report, rest assured that Roethlisberger is healthy and ready to take on the Bengals.
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Roethlisberger (not injury related) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, the Steelers' official site reports.
Roethlisberger, who earlier in the week refuted a report that he was dealing with a wrist injury, is thus on track to play Sunday after practicing fully both Thursday and Friday. The Bengals are on a three-game roll, but Roethlisberger has solidified his fantasy standing of late by racking up respectable yardage numbers over his last five games. During that span, he has passed for 340 yards or more four times.
Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 21 Days
Roethlisberger (not injury-related) practiced fully Thursday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Roethlisberger previously shrugged off speculation that he was dealing with a wrist injury, with offensive coordinator Todd Haley noting Thursday that "coach (Mike) Tomlin wanted to give (the QB) a break" Wednesday, adding that "(Roethlisberger) was sharp and throwing it around the field" during Thursday's practice.
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Both Roethlisberger and the Steelers have refuted a report suggesting that the QB has a broken bone in his wrist, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. In the words of Roethlisberger, "there is absolutely nothing wrong with my wrist."
Per Bob Labriola of Steelers.com, Roethlisberger did not practice Wednesday, but the QB's absence was noted as not injury related. While Roethlisberger's status is worth monitoring in the coming days, so far there is nothing to suggest that his status for Sunday's game against the Bengals is in any danger.
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Roethlisberger banged up his hand during the first quarter of Sunday's loss to the Saints, but was able to play through the issue, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Though the Steelers went with five straight running plays after he sustained the injury Sunday, Roethlisberger did not leave the game, while finishing up with 435 passing yards, to go along with two TDs and two picks. "I am sure every quarterback has that happen every game," Roethlisberger said afterward. "Does it hurt? Yeah. Did it affect my throwing? No." In any case, we'd don't expect Roethlisberger's availability for Week 14's game against the Bengals to be affected by the issue, though we'll track his status to see if his practice participation is impacted at all this week.