Aug 29, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; A Pittsburgh Steelers helmet lays on the sidelines during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers’ historic bad start; Ben Roethlisberger injury update



The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-4 after today’s 34-27 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but quarterback Ben Roethlisberger showed he’s still capable of putting up Pro Bowler-like numbers, but fell just short of leading what would have been a miraculous comeback today.

During the game, he briefly exited the game in the fourth quarter with a thumb injury on his right throwing hand. According to ESPN’s John Clayton, Ben was being treated on the sidelines by trainers, and was eventually able to return to the game.

He would eventually rally the Steelers back from a 34-10 deficit, and drove to the  Vikings’ 10-yard line with 20 seconds left in the game and his team trailing 34-27, but was strip-sacked and lost the ball and the game was over.

After the game, he said he was fine and believed his team could turn it around:

And speaking of their 0-4 start, it’s the first time since 1968 that the Steelers have started a season 0-4.



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  • bk

    Sad deal, D can’t stop Cassel…sigh.. OL is the worst in FB (including the NCAA)… no turnovers?
    You gotta figure that one would fall to them… 2 more on our side… Game over… see ya in 2014.
    OH well, I can start looking at the top of the draft, but, I’m sure TOmlin and co will spend the top 5 pick on someone like ZIggyHeywardAdamsGilbertSPence etc again anyway…