Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
1 week ago

Roethlisberger completed 22 of 25 passes for 328 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions in the Steelers' 52-21 win over the Panthers on Thursday. He also rushed three times for 27 yards and fumbled once but recovered.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger shook off a minor finger injury to post his fifth 300-yard game of the season and complete a season-best 88.0 percent of his throws. Big Ben finished with a perfect 158.3 rating for the contest as well, and he spread the wealth by connecting with Ju Ju Smith-Schuster, Antonio Brown, Vance McDonald, Jesse James and Jaylen Samuels for his scores. The 36-year-old now boasts a sparking 21:7 TD:INT through nine games, and he'll face the formidable challenge of trying to generate a successful encore when he faces the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
1 week ago

Roethlisberger (finger) does not carry an injury designation for Thursday night's game against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger will thus continue to manage and work through a fractured finger on his left (non-throwing) hand when the Steelers -- winners of four straight -- take on the 6-2 Panthers (on a three-game roll of their own) Thursday night. Meanwhile, Roethlisberger is coming off a Week 9 effort in which he shrugged off his aches and pains en route to completing 28 of 47 passes for 270 yards and two TDs while adding four yards and another touchdown on two rushing attempts in a 23-16 win over Baltimore.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
1 week ago

Roethlisberger (finger) was listed as non-participant in Tuesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger continues to nurse a fractured finger on his left (non-throwing) hand, but it didn't prevent him from delivering a quality outing Sunday in the Steelers' road win over the Ravens. The signal-caller played turnover-free football for just the third time in eight games this season, completing 28 of 47 passes for 270 yards and two scores while picking up a rushing touchdown on one of his two carries. The Steelers have listed his non-participation the last two days as a result of both the finger issue and a coach's decision, so it appears he's just getting some extra maintenance with a short turnaround between games. Roethlisberger doesn't look to be in any jeopardy of missing Thursday's game against the Panthers.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
2 weeks ago

Roethlisberger (finger) was listed as a non-participant in Monday's estimated practice report.

EDGE Analysis

The Steelers didn't actually practice Monday, but the report cites a finger issue for Roethlisberger. The QB did come out of Sunday's 23-16 win over Baltimore a little banged up and Roethlisberger acknowledged getting his wind knocked out during that contest. That said, there's little doubt that the QB be a go Thursday night against the Panthers.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
2 weeks ago

Roethlisberger completed 28 of 47 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns while adding four yards and a touchdown on two rushing attempts in Sunday's 23-16 win over Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

After touchdown passes of seven and six yards to James Connor and Antonio Brown, respectively, in the first half, Roethlisberger called his own number from one yard out in the third quarter. He appeared to injure his right shoulder or possibly just had the wind knocked out of him after getting tackled awkwardly on a scramble early in the fourth quarter, but was able to return after missing just one snap. The veteran quarterback has posted a 15:4 touchdown to interception ratio through the air over his last seven games heading into Thursday's Week 10 clash with the Panthers.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
2 weeks ago

Roethlisberger, who is dealing with a fractured index finger on his left (non-throwing) hand, may wear a splint during Sunday's game against the Ravens, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The quarterback's availability for the weekend isn't a concern after he practiced Thursday and Friday while sporting a glove on the injured hand, but Roethlisberger could opt for a splint if he thinks the finger requires extra protection. While the fractured finger could make ball security somewhat more challenging, Roethlisberger's output in the passing game likely won't be impacted while he manages the injury. Instead, the matchup against one of the league's top defenses is the more pressing concern for Roethlisberger, who completed only 27 of 47 passes for 274 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Steelers' Week 4 loss to the Ravens. Roethlisberger could struggle to match even those modest numbers with the rematch coming on the road and the Ravens having since returned top cornerback Jimmy Smith to the active roster after he served a four-game suspension to open the campaign.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
2 weeks ago

Roethlisberger (finger) practiced fully Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger sat out practice Wednesday, which has normally been a weekly off day for the QB. He is, however, dealing with a fractured index finger on his left hand that he suffered in Week 8's win over the Browns. It's an issue he played through in that contest, with coach Mike Tomlin noting Wednesday that he didn't anticipate the injury impacting Roethlisberger's availability for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
2 weeks ago

Roethlisberger didn't participate in practice Wednesday with a listed combination of a fractured left (non-throwing) index finger and a coach's decision.

EDGE Analysis

Wednesday is normally an off day for the QB for maintenance purposes, but he is dealing with a finger issue, albeit one that "didn't prohibit (Roethlisberger) from being effective in the second half" of this past Sunday's win over the Browns, per coach Mike Tomlin. While it looks like Roethlisberger's practice participation beyond Wednesday's session could be impacted, Tomlin noted that he doesn't expect his signal-caller's availability for Sunday's game against the Ravens to be in any danger.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
2 weeks ago

Coach Mike Tomlin said Roethlisberger fractured the index finger on his left hand during Sunday's 33-18 win against the Browns, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tomlin was unable to hone in on the nature of the injury Monday, but subsequent tests have confirmed that Roethlisberger has a fracture in the finger. Despite playing through it in the second half Sunday, Roethlisberger put up 257 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. While he's certain to be present on Steelers injury reports this week, there's no worry about Roethlisberger sitting out this Sunday at Baltimore.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
3 weeks ago

Coach Mike Tomlin noted after Sunday's 33-18 win over the Browns that Roethlisberger has an "index finger injury on his left (non-throwing) hand," Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per the report, the QB hurt his finger in the second quarter of the game, but the issue didn't prevent Roethlisberger from carrying on and completing 24 of 36 passes for 257 yards, with two TDs and a pick. We doubt that Roethlisberger's Week 9 status is in any danger, but it remains to be seen if his practice participation in advance on next Sunday's game against the Ravens will be impacted at all.