The surging Pittsburgh Steelers are about to embark on a key stretch of its schedule in which it will face the division-leading Baltimore Ravens twice over the next three weeks, beginning Sunday night in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately for the Steelers, they are likely to be without the services of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for at least this week and maybe beyond because of an injury to his throwing shoulder.
Given the uncertainty surrounding Roethlisberger’s status, the Week 11 NFL odds have yet to post a line for Sunday’s Steelers-Ravens matchup. Baltimore (7-2), which pasted the Oakland Raiders 55-20 on Sunday, holds a slim one-game advantage over the Steelers in the NFC North.
Pittsburgh re-entered the divisional race by winning its previous four games, including an overtime scare at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs Monday night. In that game, Roethlisberger suffered what’s being described as a sprained shoulder and had to be replaced by veteran backup Byron ...