Perhaps nowhere are people more proud of Charlie Batch’s performance with the Steelers on Sunday than in his hometown of Homestead.
BALTIMORE (93-7 THE FAN) — A 15-year veteran quarterback enjoyed perhaps his greatest 15 minutes of fame at the most opportune time for the Steelers (7-5), who improbably strengthened their playoff hopes with a 23-20 upset of the Ravens (9-3) Sunday.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not play against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday afternoon.
There are two new faces on the Steelers’ roster. One of them, however, is pretty familiar to Steelers fans.
The quarterback is struck… and it seems Big Ben’s shoulder gets clocked. “Bruised ribs and bruised sternum are fairly common,” says Dr. Jon Tucker, an orthopedic surgeon at St. Clair Hospital. Turns out, it wasn’t his shoulder at all, but a sternoclavicular injury.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Ben Roethlisberger is notorious for playing through pain, but during a wet, sloppy Monday night contest at Heinz Field that ended in a 16-13 overtime win for the hosts, backup quarterback Byron Leftwich knew there was no joking about the severity of Ben’s right shoulder sprain.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has left Monday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs with a right shoulder injury.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — I don’t mean to make out Saturday’s soggy series of events to be anything more than what they produced: an impressive victory over an unimpressive opponent.
OAKLAND (93-7 THE FAN) — A day on which Ben Roethlisberger went 36-of-49 for 384 yards and four touchdowns, flirting with career highs, wasn’t enough for him, and it wasn’t enough for the Steelers, either, who fell, 34-31, in Oakland Sunday.
CINCINNATI (93-7 THE FAN) — Tailback Ray Graham said he feels himself getting stronger, but fellow senior Tino Sunseri believes Pitt’s offense, as a whole, isn’t as strong as it can be after a humbling 34-10 loss to Cincinnati in last Thursday’s Big East opener for both teams.
DENVER (93-7 THE FAN) – Although he was certainly not the only culprit, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, in characteristic fashion, accepted full responsibility for his team’s 31-19 loss to the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium on opening night of the NFL season Sunday.
KDKA’s Bob Pompeani caught up with former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Despite a 31-17 upset at the hands of Youngstown State in last Saturday’s season opener, senior quarterback Tino Sunseri sees positives on which Pitt’s offense can build entering Thursday’s Big East lid-lifter in Cincinnati.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The starting quarterback job at Pitt remains Tino Sunseri’s to lose, despite his highly publicized 2011 struggles, but in the meantime, his successor is showing signs of improvement, according to first-year head coach Paul Chryst.
Leftwich however knows it will take more than a bruise to keep Roethlisberger – whose tolerance for playing through pain is well-documented – off the field. If it happens, though, he’s ready.