Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger gives backup quarterback Charlie Batch (16) a high-five after what turned out to be a completion just short of the St. Louis Rams end zone in the fourth quarter of their NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 24, 2011. Pittsburgh scored on the next play. REUTERS/Jason Cohn
It appears Ben Roethlisberger is out of the big Ravens-Steelers game. The Pittsburgh QB couldn’t reacquire the necessary zip on the ball, after hurting his right shoulder and ribs almost a month ago. Instead, rusty, 149-year-old Charlie Batch tries to become the first Steelers QB to beat Baltimore since before Big Ben was drafted. In Baltimore. Good luck.
Colts vs Role-Reversal Correction
Indy is 7-4. Detroit is 4-7. Just like we all figured their records would be back in August, right? One of these weeks the Colts are liable to have a stinker, and if the Lions don’t begin mailing it in, this might be the week. The game is in Detroit. Oh, and Indy QB Andrew Luck might want to wear a titanium jock. Ndamukong Suh’s accidental kicks are lethal.