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Ben Roethlisberger has been officially ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. This move was expected all week, but there were some fans hoping Roethlisberger would be able to play.
Things do not look good now for Sunday’s game as the Steelers (6-5) will be hosted by the Ravens (9-2) in a game that would clinch the division for Baltimore if they can get the win.
The Steelers offense has struggled mightily the last two weeks in Roethlisberger’s absence and there aren’t many signs for things to get better this week. Antonio Brown and Troy Polamalu are expected to be back on the field Sunday, but as long as Roethlisberger is on the sidelines the Steelers chances to get a win don’t seem good.
In brighter news for Steeler Nation two former Steelers have been selected as semi-finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Running back Jerome Bettis and linebacker Kevin Greene are among of group of 27 semi-finalists. This group will then be cut down to 15 finalists and from there they will select those players who will be added into the hall of fame.
Kevin Greene played for the Steelers from 1993-1995 and finished his career with 160 total sacks. His 160 sacks stand as the all-time record for most sacks by an NFL linebacker and ranks third on the all-time sacks list behind only Reggie White and Bruce Smith. His only Super Bowl ring came in 2010 as a linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers who defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in that game 31-25.
Jerome Bettis played for the Steelers from 1996-2005 and is sixth on the all-time NFL rushing list. Bettis was the offensive rookie of the year in 1993, made the Pro Bowl 6 times, and has had his number unofficially retired by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bettis retired following the 2005 season which ended with a Super Bowl victory, the only of his career, in his hometown of Detroit.
Kevin Greene has now been a semi-finalist for six years in a row and will look to be a finalist for only the second time after making that list last year.
Bettis was on the ballot for the first time last year and was a finalist, but was not selected to be enshrined. Most analysts believe that there is little to no chance Bettis is not enshrined this year.
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talked to the media on Thursday and discussed how he has progressed so far in practice in regard to his injured rib and right shoulder.
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