Can Steelers survive another Roethlisberger injury?
The Steelers continue to face adversity, this time in the form of Ben Roethlisberger’s foot injury. The hope is he’ll miss only one game and be back after the bye for a post-Thanksgiving matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. But given the way this Steelers season is going, there’s always a chance his foot will just fall off.
That was a joke, but think about all the team has had to deal with so far: Roethlisberger’s foot and knee injuries, Le’Veon Bell’s two-game suspension, Bell’s season-ending knee injury, Martavis Bryant’s four-game suspension, center Maurkice Pouncey’s ankle surgery and ensuing infection that still has him sidelined and left tackle Kelvin Beachum’s torn ACL.
On the bright side, they have a pair of phenomenal wide receivers in Antonio Brown (17 catches for 284 yards in Sunday’s win over the Oakland Raiders) and Bryant (an outstanding, juking catch-and-run touchdown in the fourth quarter).
"We’re a strong team and a family. Everything isn’t going to be perfect," Bryant said by phone Sunday. "All you have to do is stick together."