Roethlisberger limps to locker room after first interception in three games


The Dolphins are staying close to the Steelers, due in large part to a defense that is getting to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger regularly. But the home team regularly is making mistakes, and it has kept the Dolphins from taking the lead.

So far.

A touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Tannehill was wiped out by an illegal formation penalty called against tackle J’Wuan James, forcing the Dolphins to settle for a field goal and an 8-6 deficit.

After the score, Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception, his first in three games. He came up limping after the play, apparently because his right ankle was slammed into his left one as he scrambled away from pressure.

Roethlisberger also has limped to the locker room for further evaluation; the team is calling the injury a left knee problem. Landry Jones has entered the game; he’s the only other quarterback on the game-day roster.

The Dolphins turned Reshad Jones’ interception of Roethlisberger into another field goal. Miami leads, 9-8.