Found December 24, 2011 on
Bleed Black & Gold:
Charlie Batch got 2 early Christmas presents today. He got his first start and first win of the year for the Steelers. The second was more important though. Charlie Batch no longer holds the title of last Detroit Lions Quarterback to make the playoffs. With the Lions win today against the Chargers Matthew Stafford is now the latest Lions Quarterback to make the playoffs.
Batch has held this distinction since 1999. That was a millennium ago. Tom Brady was still slinging the ball for Michigan down the street from Batch and the Lions. Ben Roethlisberger was still a wide receiver playing high school ball in Ohio. It was quite some time ago. Twelve years to be exact.
He started 10 games for the Lions that season. They went 8-8 and made the playoffs. The played the Redskins in the first round and lost but it was still Batch that got them there. This is something I bet Batch is glad he does not have to look back at every year. He now has 2 Super Bowl rings and got a big victo...
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Looks like the Steelers heard my pleas. Ben Roethlisberger will not play on Saturday, and Charlie Batch will be under center against the St. Louis Rams. The Steelers have likely accepted the fate of a fifth seed, content to play the AFC West champion on wildcard weekend. In the meantime, Ben Roethlisberger can work on getting healthy. By not working at all.
One week after toughing it out in a losing effort, hobbled Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger gets a reprieve as his longtime backup will be under center.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Steelers will start Charlie Batch at quarterback against the Rams on Saturday.
Roethlisberger, who’s battling a high-ankle sprain, is officially listed as questionable, and...
The Steelers upped their record to 11-4 today with a shutout win against the Rams. The Steelers now need to win next week and hope Cincinnati beats Baltimore and they can win the division. It was a good game today. We did what we had to do to get the victory.
Chuck Batch- Batch played great today. He managed the game just like he was supposed to. He threw...
Ben Roethlisberger will be resting his sprained ankle through the weekend as the Steelers named Charlie Batch their starting quarterback for Saturday's game against the St. Louis Rams.
The Pittsburgh Steelers notched their second shutout of the season on Saturday at Heinz Field with their 27-0 win over the St. Louis Rams. The win moves the Steelers to 11-4 on the season and they remain in second place in the AFC North after the Baltimore Ravens held off a late charge by the Cleveland Browns today.
Veteran quarterback Charlie Batch, who started in place of the...
Rashard Mendenhall ran for 116 yards and a touchdown and backup quarterback Charlie Batch played efficiently in place of an injured Ben Roethlisberger as the Pittsburgh Steelers pummeled lifeless St. Louis 27-0 on Sunday.
PITTSBURGH - Rashard Mendenhall ran for 116 yards and a touchdown and backup quarterback Charlie Batch played efficiently...
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Rashard Mendenhall ran for 116 yards and a touchdown and backup quarterback Charlie Batch played efficiently in place of an injured Ben Roethlisberger as the Pittsburgh Steelers pummeled lifeless St. Louis 27-0 on Sunday.
The Steelers (11-4) kept their hopes of an AFC North title alive even with Roethlisberger's sprained left ankle forcing him to watch the...
The Rams have lost five games in a row but they showed signs of life last weekend against the Bengals. The Steelers got thumped hard by the 49ers last Monday Night, 20-3 in San Francisco. The Steelers really need this game but they will be starting Charlie Batch at QB. Here is a look at the matchups in this game:
When the Rams have the ball: The Rams are going to try to slug...
All the Steelers had to do was beat the 49ers and the AFC North would’ve pretty much been theirs to lose. They lost and now they’re praying for a Festivus miracle.
Either way, with the Rams and Browns the only teams left on their schedule, the Steelers could throw Tommy Maddox under center and could still cover the spread.
With Ben Rothelisberger’s high ankle sprain still hanging...