Despite winning their fourth-straight game over the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football, the Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a loss after Ben Roethlisberger was forced to leave with some sort of shoulder injury. While the significance of the injury is still unknown, things may not be looking good for the Steelers quarterback as he was forced to go to the hospital later in the night.
If Roethlisberger is out for a significant amount of time, Pittsburgh could be in trouble on offense considering how shaky Byron Leftwich looked in the second half of Monday’s game against the Chiefs. Leftwich finished the game by completing 7 of 14 passes for 73 yards, but it was clear he hasn’t seen much action over the last three seasons as he’s made just two appearances in the regular season dating back to 2010.
In fact–Leftwich hasn’t even started a game since the 2009 season when he was a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
All signs point to Leftwich starting Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens and if the Steelers’ offense performs like they did against the Chiefs–they could be in trouble. Hopefully, a full week of practice with the starters will result in Leftwich feeling more comfortable in the pocket and putting up better numbers than he did on Monday night.
Otherwise–one of the hottest teams in football heading into Week 10 could be in trouble until their beloved starting quarterback is healthy enough to return to the field.
“Like” Dan Parzych on Facebook
Be sure to follow Dan on Twitter @DanParzych