Steelers News: Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco, Cam Heyward

The Steelers return from their bye week to face the Ravens for some good old fashioned AFC North road action.

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Before the team heads down to Baltimore to remind everyone who runs the AFC North we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Tuesday, Nov. 1st.

Don’t make me call Charlie on you

Ben Roethlisberger is known for being a tough guy. He’s once gotten his nose broken in a game and stayed in after just having it cracked back into place. The whole idea of him being a “drama king” over his injuries is clearly a shot at him because he clearly endures a lot because of his playing style.

That’s why it’s funny how ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler points out that Roethlisberger has been absent for some memorable Ravens games in the history between the two rivals. No team seems to benefit more from Roethlisberger being injured than the Ravens.

Except, of course if Charlie Batch is playing.

How do you spell e-l-i-t-e?

It’s the question that apparently must be answered every NFL season. Is Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco elite? No. No he is not. Mike Prisuta breaks down how deficient old Joe is this season as they’re kicking it old school Ravens this season and relying on their defense.

Through seven weeks of play the Baltimore defense ranks top ten in most categories while the offense can’t convert a third down to save their friggin lives. Flacco and Co. is hoping that firing offensive coordinator Marc Trestman will kick start the team that jumped out to a 3-0 start but lost four consecutive games heading into their bye week.

Back to work

The team got back to work on the South Side on Monday and they welcomed some familiar faces to practice. Josh Alper of PFT says that along with Roethlisberger, defensive end Cameron Heyward was a full practice participant on Monday.

Heyward has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury and showed no physical issues after working it out. Heyward will need to be present for the defense to keep the Ravens’ last-placed offense in last place after this weekend.

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