Originally written on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 12/4/12

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 06: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates a second quarter touchdown while playing the Oakland Raiders on December 6, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
In Mike Tomlin’s weekly Tuesday press conference he confirmed that Charlie Batch is the starter and they are preparing for the Chargers with that mentality. Ben Roethlisberger threw what Tomlin described as  ”successfully” on Monday and they will continue to evaluate his progress during practice this week and see what happens. While he didn’t officially give a status for Ben other than that, but we can probably say that he is questionable at this point. Right now the Steelers are in the driver’s seat, fully in control of their post season possibilities. They may not be guaranteed a division win right now but considering the roller coaster season they’ve been on, they can’t ask for much more at this point. With 3 of the final 4 games at home, Mike Tomlin can afford to sit Ben Roethlisberger for another week or two if he so chooses. Charlie Batch has proven again that he is able to lead this team when called upon; it may not be perfect but he can make enough plays to keep the team goi...
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