We’ve seen a lot of predictions that the Steelers will blow out the Broncos this weekend.
People making those predictions must not have watched Steelers-Browns last week. Pittsburgh is banged up, and they have had trouble pulling away from mediocre teams on the road. (Think 13-9 over Kansas City.)
Most importantly, Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t look like Ben Roethlisberger at the moment. Big Ben told Pittsburgh reporters Wednesday that he suffered a setback in his high ankle sprain against the Browns.
Roethlisberger was seen limping through the locker room Wednesday. Mark Koboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review noted wryly Ben’s limp happened right when Roethlisberger walked past an ESPN crew.
“I felt really good going into the Cleveland game,” Roethlisberger said. “I don’t know if I caught it on the ground wrong or got hit. . . . . we’ll see, we’ll be alright.”
We didn’t see a limp from Roethlisberger in the Browns game. We also didn’t see an effective quarterback. Roethlisberger averaged 5.5 yards-per-attempt, which was easily his lowest mark of the season.