The St. Louis Rams are definitely going to have their hands full as they face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday afternoon, but things may be a bit easier if star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn't active for Pittsburgh. According to Jason LaConfora of NFL Network, Steelers officials would be shocked if Roethlisberger was able to actually play against St. Louis this weekend.
LaConfora adds that those Pittsburgh officials expect Roethlisberger to rest for at least one week before gearing up for the postseason, although head coach Mike Tomlin hasn't officially announced his quarterback's status for Week 16. Roethlisberger is dealing with a high ankle sprain that he suffered during a Week 14 victory against the Cleveland Browns.
Roethlisberger managed to play last week against the San Francisco 49ers, but he looked noticeably limited in the game. Playing against one of the NFL's top defenses, he completed 25 of 44 passes for 330 yards but threw three interceptions and failed to led his offense to a touchdown.
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