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01:17 PM ET 11.30 | Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not be playing in Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens, according to a report by Albert Breer of NFL.com. Citing a source close to the situation, Breer has learned that the Steelers' quarterback will be unable to play in Week 13 due to continuing issues with his ribs and the sternoclavicular sprain in his throwing shoulder. Roethlisberger originally sustained the injuries in Week 10 against the Kansas City Chiefs and was forced to the leave the game. He has not played since.

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November 30, 2012  01:21 PM ET

Yep, moving on. If Cincy loses this week they will still be tied for the #6 seed. So it's not over yet Dole....

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November 30, 2012  01:40 PM ET

I think maybe the Steelers can rally around Batch and pull this one off. The money is on the Ravens front seven rallying around Batch, though.

November 30, 2012  01:46 PM ET

Shocker...

November 30, 2012  01:58 PM ET

Thank goodness common sense has prevailed. I think Ben's long-term health is much more important than one game... or even one season for the Steelers.

November 30, 2012  02:11 PM ET

I think we need a few more T&R threads to confirm.

November 30, 2012  02:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

They will be better off without him.

DO you watch football ?

November 30, 2012  02:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Thank goodness common sense has prevailed. I think Ben's long-term health is much more important than one game... or even one season for the Steelers.

Agreed!

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November 30, 2012  02:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

DO you watch football ?

I think that was just a poor attempt at trolling

November 30, 2012  02:40 PM ET

"Roethlisberger originally sustained the injuries in Week 10 against the Kansas City Chiefs..."

This is the only significant thing the Chiefs have done all season.

November 30, 2012  02:41 PM ET
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I think maybe the Steelers can rally around Batch and pull this one off. The money is on the Ravens front seven rallying around Batch, though.

If the Steelers can run the ball, they'll be okay. The Ravens have given up an average of 4 yards per carry, and have given up an average of 128 yards per game.

If they can just throw from play action and avoid the obvious throwing situations, that will help Batch.

This isn't the same Ravens defense whatsoever...they're near the bottom in opponent passing, rushing and total yards; they've given up almost 20 points per game. As for sacks, they're ranked about 20th, middle of the pack in interceptions.

The Ravens offense at home is more of a worry than their defense. If the Steelers can run the ball that helps keep the ball from the Ravens.

In other words...it has to be a dirty 16-13 or similar type game.

I think the chances aren't great the Steelers win, but at least they'll have Ben for future games this year. I think the way it's going this year, a team could get a wildcard with an 8-8 record

November 30, 2012  02:49 PM ET

Smart move. Keep Ben out until he's healthy, and hopefully make a run at the wild card. If not, you'll have him back next year.

November 30, 2012  03:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Thank goodness common sense has prevailed. I think Ben's long-term health is much more important than one game... or even one season for the Steelers.

Agreed. And, I'm sure they learned from last week's debacle.

November 30, 2012  04:19 PM ET
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If the Steelers can run the ball, they'll be okay. The Ravens have given up an average of 4 yards per carry, and have given up an average of 128 yards per game.If they can just throw from play action and avoid the obvious throwing situations, that will help Batch.This isn't the same Ravens defense whatsoever...they're near the bottom in opponent passing, rushing and total yards; they've given up almost 20 points per game. As for sacks, they're ranked about 20th, middle of the pack in interceptions.The Ravens offense at home is more of a worry than their defense. If the Steelers can run the ball that helps keep the ball from the Ravens.In other words...it has to be a dirty 16-13 or similar type game.I think the chances aren't great the Steelers win, but at least they'll have Ben for future games this year. I think the way it's going this year, a team could get a wildcard with an 8-8 record

Reed, Webb, and Smith are all out. Lewis won't be back until the middle of December at the earliest. The Ravens are almost as banged up as we are.

Like you said, if we can establish the run and succeed at play action, I think we can do some damage. We have Brown back, Sanders is healthy, Plax and Wallace are both in. Even with Batch throwing to them, I'm sure the debacle at Cleveland is plenty of motivation for everyone.

Honestly I just hope we can get out without any more injuries. Even if we lose, we've only got a slim chance of taking the division off Baltimore anyway. Our best bet is getting healthy for a run at the Wild Card slot, and hopefully get everyone back and 100 percent in time for the games that matter.

November 30, 2012  05:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Agreed. And, I'm sure they learned from last week's debacle.

I'm not so sure they did, that happened AFTER embarrassing losses to the Raiders, Titans and almost the Chiefs...But, Ben should definitely sit until he is healed

November 30, 2012  07:12 PM ET

"Heal, Ben, heal."

"That's a good boy."

 
December 1, 2012  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Yes I do. Why do you ask?

because of your sophmoric comment. He is one of the better QBs in the NFL

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