Originally written November 14, 2012 on Patriots Life:
#Steelers Ben Roethlisberger has a rare rib injury that could kill him by pressing against his aorta. Too big risk. Has to wait until heals— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) November 14, 2012It's not often that you hear something like that.It's a shame first of all for Roethlisberger, who hopefully has a safe recovery.It also changes the landscape of the AFC a little bit, with some Patriot implications. As you may know, the Steelers play the Ravens twice in the next three weeks. I'm doubting that Big Ben is able to go for any of those games. The injury isn't expected to be season ending but, I don't think we'll see him for a long time.So, that's two games that you might be able to chalk up as a loss for the Steelers, and wins for the Ravens who really need to fall apart in order for the Patriots to catch them in the standings.Aside from their huge win last week, the Ravens have looked terrible since beating the Patriots - struggling with teams like the Browns....
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