After keeping quiet about the status of starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for much of the day, the Pittsburgh Steelers have announced that Dennis Dixon will get the Sunday night start in place of Roethlisberger, who suffered a concussion last Sunday in overtime of a loss to the Chiefs.
The Steelers travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens in a key AFC North tilt (NBC, 8:30 p.m. ET).
Former Pitt quarterback Tyler Palko will serve as the backup, and Roethlisberger will be the emergency quarterback.
We still can’t figure out why Roethlisberger would be able to play if Dixon and Palko get hurt, if Ben isn’t well enough to start.