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Steelers Lose More Than the Game – They Lose Several Players

Starting With a Loss is Bad, But Injuries Make it Worse

The Steelers looked great at the beginning of the game vs the Titans.    They had the quickest score ever, with a safety on the opening kickoff to Tennessee.   The 2 points were on the board in 3 seconds!

The Steelers then marched down the field  with ease and control until David DeCastro rolled right into the legs of teammate Maurkice Pouncey.    That set off a string of injuries that left several players out for several games or for the entire season.

Now the Steelers are in familiar terrority once again – dealing with major injuries to key players.

Read more about the injuries below.

 

Titans vs. Steelers 2013 results: Pittsburgh sputters in ugly 16-9 loss

http://www.sbnation.comSun, 08 Sep 2013 20:55:18 GMT

The Steelers suffered a host of key injuries to go along with the ugly loss. Center Maurkice Pouncey had to be carted off the field after injuring his knee and was sent to the hospital to undergo an MRI. Stephens-Howling and

 

Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers injury report – FanSided

http://fansided.comSun, 08 Sep 2013 00:19:26 GMT

Oct 11, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller (83) catches a pass against Tennessee Titans safety Jordan Babineaux (26) duri.

 

Titans vs. Steelers 2013 results: Pittsburgh sputters in ugly 16-9 loss – SB Nation

http://news.google.comSun, 08 Sep 2013 21:05:16 GMT

SB NationTitans vs. Steelers 2013 results: Pittsburgh sputters in ugly 16-9 lossSB NationThe Steelers suffered a host of key injuries to go along with the ugly loss. Center Maurkice Pouncey had to be carted off the field after injuring his knee and w …

 

 

NFL on ESPN

Sun Sep 08 20:37:33 +0000 2013

BREAKING: Steelers All Pro center Maurkice Pouncey tore his ACL and MCL in the 1st quarter of their game vs Tennessee.

Ian Rapoport

Sun Sep 08 20:33:05 +0000 2013

Brutal RT @AKinkhabwala: Tomlin says Pouncey hurt his ACL and MCL and needs surgery. Larry Foote ruptured his bicep and will need surgery

Brad

Mon Sep 09 01:34:47 +0000 2013

How did Shawn Suisham get hurt today? He didn’t even play???

ProFootballTalk

Mon Sep 09 02:16:21 +0000 2013

Steelers lose Stephens-Howling for season http://t.co/b1RdeM4IUO

Ed Bouchette

Mon Sep 09 11:16:34 +0000 2013

RB LaRod Stephens-Howling has ACL tear, making it 3 players #Steelers lost for season from opening loss.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Sun Sep 08 18:19:39 +0000 2013

. @Cortez_Allen has a left ankle injury. His return is questionable.

John Clayton

Sun Sep 08 18:43:33 +0000 2013

CB Cortez Allen is out of the game for Pittsburgh with an ankle injury.

NFL: AroundTheLeague

Mon Sep 09 02:10:31 +0000 2013

From @RapSheet: The Steelers are almost certainly in the market for a RB after Stephens-Howling torn ACL. (Pt. 1)

If Roethlisberger is Out… Batch or Dixon?

Batch or Dixon?

Much has been said this week about the condition of Ben Roethlisberger’s high ankle sprain.  Will he be able to play?   Better question…. will he be able to move.

There’s no doubt that if Ben CAN play, he will.   But will he be able to be effective?    Is it even worth having him risk further injury or delay his recovery?   With the playoffs coming, would the Steelers be better off taking their chances with either Batch or Dixon to rest Ben for the month of January?

Then the next question is if Ben cannot play, who should?    Batch or Dixon?

Here are some great articles that talk about each subject.   Make sure you leave a comment so we know how you feel!

 

Scout’s take: 49ers vs. Steelers on MNF


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Scout’s take: 49ers vs. Steelers on MNF
ESPN (blog)
By Mike Sando Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. offered thoughts Thursday heading toward the San Francisco 49ers‘ game Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Candlestick Park. Mike Sando: This game against the Steelers provides the 49ers with an
Steelers Vs. 49ers: In Wake Of Ben Roethlisberger Injury Dennis Dixon Could Be SB Nation
If Big Ben can’t play, should Steelers start Batch or Dixon?USA Today
49ers Vs. Steelers Odds: Ben Roethlisberger Injury Keeps Steelers Off Many BoardsNiners Nation
SB Nation Bay Area -Washington Post (blog) -CBSSports.com
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If Big Ben can’t play, should Steelers start Batch or Dixon?


USA Today
 

If Big Ben can’t play, should Steelers start Batch or Dixon?
USA Today
If Big Ben is a no-go, Coach Mike Tomlin has the luxury/dilemma of two experienced backups in Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon. Given the 49ers’ ability to shut down running games, whoever is under center may have to play a major role in Pittsburgh’s
Batch and Dixon ready if Big Ben can’t playBeaver County Times
With Roethlisberger questionable, Batch and Dixon prepareBaltimore Sun
With Ben Roethlisberger questionable, Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon step upWashington Post (blog)
CBSSports.com -WTAE Pittsburgh
all 339 news articles »

 

Around the World from Twitter

 

If Big Ben can’t play, should Steelers start Batch or Dixon? http://t.co/TR03OeHM

By myfungames at 12/16/2011 0:15

If Big Ben can’t play, should Steelers start Batch or Dixon?: By Nate Davis, USA TODAY UPDATE: The Steelers will… http://t.co/SOTgGcAa

By michelepinky at 12/15/2011 21:59

If Big Ben can’t play, should Steelers start Batch or Dixon? http://t.co/2rJCfJ71 via @USATODAY

By virgocalifornia at 12/15/2011 19:28

 

Rothlisberger is a HUGE reason why the Steelers are always competitive.   There’s going to be some tough decisions in the coming days as to his condition and what is best for the run to Indianapolis.

Steelers Injury Report for Chiefs

The Steelers still have injuries – some are some pretty big names.

The Steeler’s bye week came at a great time.   Many top players needed the time to recover.

There are some notables still on the list, but most will be able to play.   Click on the links below for the most up to date info available for tomorrow’s game agains the chiefs.

Steelers Injury Report Highlighted By Ben Roethlisberger, LaMarr

The Kansas City Chiefs injury report had four players listed — three are questionable and one has been ruled out — and once again that’s less than their opponent. The Pittsburgh Steelers have seven players listed on the

Chiefs vs. Steelers: Final Injury Report – Arrowhead Addict – A

The Kansas City Chiefs have released their final injury report ahead of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. There were four players on t.

Steelers Injury Report Highlighted By Ben Roethlisberger, LaMarr Woodley – Arrowhead Pride (blog)

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TSNSteelers Injury Report Highlighted By Ben Roethlisberger, LaMarr WoodleyArrowhead Pride (blog)The Kansas City Chiefs injury report had four players listed — three are questionable and one has been ruled out — and once again that’s less than thei …

 

Summary

The Steelers are used to playing with injuries – and playing well.   Let’s face it…. at this point in the year, all teams have injuries.   The good news is that Pittsburgh’s injuries seem to be MUCH less severe than they were  a few short weeks ago.

….. Just in time to make that December run!

Baltimore Injury Report for Steelers Rematch

Much Talk About Steeler Injuries – What About the Ravens?

For complete injury reports and the most detailed and up to date information, we’ve compiled reports around the world to keep our fans updated.

Ravens Injury Report, Week 9: Evans and Ellerbe Out – The Purple

In Friday’s injury report, the Baltimore Ravens listed linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and wide receiver Lee Evans as being officially out for Sunday night’s contest in Pittsburgh. (Credits: Grant Halverson/Getty Images North


Ravens-Steelers Friday Injury Report & Game Status – Baltimore

The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers have released their final injury report and game status ahead of their Sunday Night Football match-up.


 

Ravens Injury Report, Week 9: Dannell Ellerbe And Lee Evans Out, Haloti Ngata


Baltimore SportsReport.com

Ravens Injury Report, Week 9: Dannell Ellerbe And Lee Evans Out, Haloti Ngata
SB Nation
In Friday’s injury report, Baltimore has listed linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and wide receiver Lee Evans as being officially out for Sunday’s game. Neither of these players is particularly a key player for the Ravens. Ellerbe has only four tackles this
Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers Injury ReportThe Ebony Bird
Ravens-Steelers Thursday Injury ReportBaltimore Beat Down
Ravens left guard Ben Grubbs back at practice (UPDATED WITH INJURY REPORT)Baltimore Sun (blog)
MASNsports.com -SportingNews.com -Annapolis Capital
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Woodley Out, Harrison Probable, Sepulveda Joins Them On Injury Report


Steelers Depot (blog)

Woodley Out, Harrison Probable, Sepulveda Joins Them On Injury Report
Behind the Steel Curtain
Steelers P Dan Sepulveda being listed as Questionable with a knee injury, though, comes as a surprise. The Steelers placed Sepulveda on the injured list Friday, citing a knee injury. Reports indicate it is the knee he’s torn ACLs in twice previously.
Steelers Ravens Week 9 Practice Injury Report – Friday – Woodley Out Steelers Depot (blog)
Pittsburgh Steelers Injury Report, Week 9: James Farrior, James Harrison Could SB Nation
Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Injury ReportFootball News Now
USA Today -Beaver County Times -SB Nation Pittsburgh
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