Found December 05, 2012 on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog:
Early indications out of Pittsburgh are that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be back on the field this week against the San Diego Chargers. Roethlisberger was a full participant today in practice and Coach Mike Tomlin said he made “all the throws.” The only question now is to wait and see how his body responds tomorrow. Charlie Batch is coming off of what is being called the best performance by a back-up quarterback in Steelers history, but the Steelers would be much happier to have Roethlisberger behind center than the now (as of today) 38 year old Batch. Without Roethlisberger the Steelers went 1-2 and played their two worst games of the 2012 season on the offensive side of the ball. Pittsburgh is hoping that with the return of Roethlisberger they will also see the offense return to form. During his absence the offense struggled to put up points until last week against the Ravens when they scored 23 points in a big time victory. There is a lot of optimism surrounding the Steelers at this point though if Roethlisberger can come back healthy. The Steeler defense just played three outstanding games and put the team in the position to win all three. If the offense hadn’t shot themselves in the foot repeatedly they would have been 3-0 without Big Ben and would be sitting in a much different spot right now, but things didn’t go well in weeks 11 and 12. However, with the defense playing the way it is and the offense about to get their best player back things are definitely looking up in Pittsburgh. Not to mention the Steelers have finally made a decision on a starting running back in Jonathan Dwyer and just got back Antonio Brown in the passing game. The Steelers final four games will come against teams with a combined 21-27 record and if they can run the table they will be a lock to make the playoffs as at least a wild card in the fifth or sixth seed. Also, the Steelers could still win the division if the Ravens fall in three out of their final four games which includes two divison leaders in the Denver Broncos and New York Giants.   The post Steelers: Roethlisberger Should be Back on the Field Sunday appeared first on SteelBlitz.
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