The Pittsburgh Steelers have been struggling to produce so far in 2021. Can the Steelers stay above water while Ben Roethlisberger nurses a pec injury?
Ben Roethlisberger has served as the Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback since 2004. Since then, Roethlisberger has been able to maintain the winning tradition that has been attributed to the franchise. His two Superbowl wins have allowed the organization to be tied for first place for most Super Bowl Championships among the active organizations in the league.
After suffering a left pec injury in week 2 against the Raiders, will Roethlisberger’s playing status shift the course of the Steelers 2021 season?
The Steelers organization was disappointed by the news they received on Tuesday morning. During the team’s week two matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders, Ben Roethlisberger suffered a left pectoral injury. The news of Roethlisberger’s injury fell onto the ears of numerous reporters in the mid-morning.
This updated injury report was one of the last things that fans wanted to hear. Despite it only being the second week of the season, Pittsburgh enthusiasts have not been satisfied with how the team has started the new campaign.
As the offense looks to find its identity, the team’s defense has been left the task of stopping the bleeding. With talks of Ben Roethlisberger’s playing status moving to questionable, Matt Canada will need to figure out how they will survive this week’s inner division battle.
Could the Steelers survive without Roethlisberger?
The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals have met on the gridiron a total of 103 times. When the two teams met up last on December 21st, 2020, the Bengals defeated the Steelers 27-17.
Although Cincinnati was able to capitalize in the last meeting, the Steelers have a sixty-five percent all-time winning record against the Bengals organization.
For the Steelers to experience success on Sunday, the team must be ready to adjust to anything. Pittsburgh has not counted Roethlisberger out of Sunday’s game. Mike Tomlin and staff understand that this injury is something that is handled with care.
When asked about the possibility of seeing Ben Roethlisberger in action on Sunday, Tomlin simply stated “We’d better be ready to be adjustable” via NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala.
Pittsburgh will need every weapon in the arsenal ready for the upcoming games on their schedule. Teams such as the Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, and Cleveland Browns are all scheduled to face the Steelers within the next few weeks.
The Pittsburgh #Steelers are about to enter the first tier of their difficult schedule. Here’s what their schedule over the next few weeks looks like;
Home against Bengals (1-1)
At Packers (1-1)
Home against Broncos (2-0)
Home against Seahawks (1-1)
We’ll need Big Ben Healthy!
— Loyal Ricks Jr (@thuurdi) September 21, 2021
If Pittsburgh plans on adding a seventh Vince Lombardi trophy to their trophy case, they will need Big Ben to make a speedy recovery.