While it looked like very little was going wrong for the Steelers offense Sunday night, they actually left the game battered up front.
Coach Mike Tomlin said starting right tackle Gilbert was “highly questionable” this week because of an ankle injury. Harris replaced him during the game, but suffered a leg injury of his own.
If they can’t go this week, the team would likely start Chris Hubbard at right tackle. The versatile backup can play every position, but hasn’t started an NFL game.
“Those things are always the subject of discussion when you’re faced with additional injuries coming out of a game,” Tomlin said. “I’m not ready to make that judgment at this time. We’re going to let the totality of today’s rehabilitation be concluded and then assess where we are as we move into tomorrow before we consider such possibilities.”
The line issues didn’t stop the Steelers from rolling to a 43-14 win over the Chiefs, but protecting Ben Roethlisberger is central to continuing such production.