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The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t skip a beat with Byron Leftwich replacing injured Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback Sunday night.
That’s right. Leftwich can do everything Roethlisberger can do. He showed the same stage presence as Roethlisberger when he clutched his throwing shoulder on every other play.
His shoulder bothered him because for some reason his touchdown dance involved flopping to the ground and landing on that shoulder.
Leftwich temporarily commandeered Roethlisberger’s place in the hearts of Steelers fans when he scrambled 31 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 Steelers lead 31 seconds into the game. So whenever he showed pain the rest of the evening, it gave Steelers fans the same feeling as parents whose teenagers aren’t home yet at midnight. It’s the same feeling Steelers fans get when Roethlisberger is hurt or acts like he’s hurt.
All right, all right, so maybe Roethlisberger doesn’t have two Super Bowl rings because of his dramatic flair. Leftwich is no Roethlisberger...
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SportsBetting.ag currently has Sunday’s Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns game a Pick’em. Following the injuries to Ben Roethlisberger and now Byron Leftwich, it’s safe to say that this bitter rivalry is truly up for grabs. Not to mention, Cleveland has always played Pittsburgh tough at home. Cleveland has found ways to lose games this...
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are running out of quarterbacks with healthy ribs.
A person familiar with the injury told The Associated Press quarterback Byron Leftwich injured his ribs in the first quarter of Sunday night's 13-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and will not start next week in Cleveland. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not officially commented...
Steelers QB Byron Leftwich broke a pair of ribs in Sunday's loss to Baltimore according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. He's doubtful for Sunday's matchup with Cleveland.Fantasy Spin:Next up on the Pittsburgh QB depth chart? Charlie Batch. Yes, that Charlie Batch. That's certainly not good for owners of Mike Wallace or Heath Miller.
Click the link to see a flowchart of who the Steelers should call now that Big Ben and Leftwich are injured.
In Sunday Night’s in-division game between the Steelers and the Ravens, Steelers starting QB Byron Leftwich took a beating and hobbled off the field several times. He finished the game however, wincing at every hit he took and babied a shoulder injured on his touchdown run in the first Quarter.
Now, according to Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports, the Steelers will workout QB’s this...
With Ben Roethlisberger — and now Byron Leftwich — sidelined with rib and shoulder injuries, the Pittsburgh Steelers are on the hunt for more depth behind new starting quarterback Charlie Batch. To that end, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Steelers will host former Philadelphia Eagles backup Mike Kafka for workouts today, according to sources who…
Prior to the game Sunday night I wrote about how the Pittsburgh Steelers offense would need a few short fields to work with in order to beat the Baltimore Ravens. Those short fields never materialized.
Whether it be by turnover or by return, the offense was going to need help as I knew it would be asking too much to continually to expect quarterback Byron Leftwich to drive long...
As usual, this game is a dogfight between the Ravens and Steelers. Pittsburgh had the upper hand early, after a Byron Leftwich scramble of 31 yards. The Ravens settled in late.
Leftwich has played well for Pittsburgh and Joe Flacco has done the same for the Ravens. The difference in this game is a Mike Wallace fumble.
Also of note, tight end Dennis Pitta and running back Isaac Redman...
There was so much to talk about in the Ravens vs Steelers matchup at Heinz Field this past weekend that we decided to break it up into a two part show so we covered as much as possible.
Matt and Marc are joined by long time friend of the show, Dominic from TribLive Radio and PittsburghSportingNews.com . Dom always has great insight both from the media perspective as well as the fan...
Not too much action in the third quarter of the rivalry game between the Ravens and Steelers. The Ravens couldn’t take advantage of a Byron Leftwich interception, but were still able to come up with a 39-yard field goal by Justin Tucker.
The Steelers weren’t able to get in the end zone on a stout Ravens’ defense. They had to settle for a Shaun Suisham field goal.
At the end...
After an unforeseen somewhat competent version of Chad Henne appeared in Houston, there is a touch more hope that a better than useless Byron Leftwich could emerge for what at one point seemed like a game worthy of its Sunday Night Football timeslot. By which I mean, still not a lot of hope. The Ravens put up 55 points last week. Granted, that was at home against against the awful...
With Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich sidelined with broken ribs suffered in the 13-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night the team is scheduled to work out a few free agent quarterbacks on Tuesday.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports via Twitter that the team will bring in former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike Kafka and former New England Patriots quarterback...