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San Francisco 49ers
Each week, John Lynch breaks down a dynamic NFL offensive playmaker, devises a game plan and discusses a strategy for success. This week, Lynch examines the unique challenges the 49ers defense will face against quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers offense.
Monday night's key matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers at Candlestick Park may hinge on what the medical staffs decide this week:
What should the 49ers do with linebacker Patrick Willis, who missed the Week 14 loss at Arizona with a hamstring injury? Should San Francisco, which already has clinched the NFC West title and is focused on playoff positioning, rest its playmaking All-Pro another week? How effective will quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey -- both of whom are suffering from Grade 1 high ankle sprains -- be in this important contest? Each sustained the dreaded high ankle injuries in last week's victory over the Cleveland Browns, ...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger watched practice on Wednesday wearing a walking boot as opposed to cleats.
Roethlisberger was brandishing a noticeable limp after suffering a high ankle sprain late in the first half of Thursday's 14-3 win over the AFC North rival Cleveland Browns. He was able to return and play the entire second half.
Backups Charlie Batch...
There are just 5 days left in the 2011 Pro Bowl voting and the latest update of votes shows that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace has fallen out of the top 10 since we last updated on December 1st. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains in the top 10, but has slipped down to 10th place in overall votes with 745,835. Center Maurkice Pouncey still leads the AFC center...
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has yet to practice with the team this week and his status for Monday's game against the San Francisco 49ers is up in the air. His high ankle sprain suffered in last...
The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field Thursday in preparation for their week 15 Monday night game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. The first official injury report of the week was released on Thursday and it shows that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (ankle), center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (foot), linebacker Chris...
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was a limited participant in Friday's practice, according to Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Roethlisberger is among the toughest players in the NFL and will raise his odds of suiting up for Monday Night Football at San Francisco if he can practice through his sprained ankle tomorrow. Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown would...
We knew Ben Roethlisberger’s latest injury would create a little drama. Big Ben didn’t practice Thursday and isn’t expected to on Friday. He’s aiming for Saturday’s practice, but told reporters that his ankle feels worse than it did when he was playing on it against the Browns. “The second half of that game you were…
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did not practice Wednesday, and it's possible he might not step on a field until Pittsburgh visits the 49ers on Monday night. Roethlisberger suffered a high ankle sprain in the...
Scott Brown is reporting via Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians announced today during his session with the media that veteran Charlie Batch would start Monday night at quarterback against the San Francisco 49ers should starter Ben Roethlisberger not be able to play with his sprained left ankle. Arians also said that Trai Essex would get the start...
With quarterback Ben Roethlisberger already in a walking boot, news broke Tuesday that Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison probably will be on an unplanned pre-Christmas vacation when the Steelers visit the 49ers on...
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger watched practice on Wednesday to rest his sprained left ankle, and backups Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon say they are preparing to play next Monday against San Francisco.
Season 2, Episode 55 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and have a little shorter show than normal, but do cram quite a bit of talk in the 30 plus minutes. We start with some recent injury updates today on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey and how it looks like both are trending towards playing next Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers. We caution...
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and center Maurkice Pouncey have a ''shot'' to play in the regular-season finale against Cleveland.
Both players sat out last Saturday's 27-0 victory over St. Louis with high ankle sprains. Veteran Charlie Batch passed for 208 yards in place of Roethlisberger, while a series of...