PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers appear to have good health on their side as they try to win their first AFC North title since 2010.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin did not indicate that either injury is serious, and he expects Beachum to play Sunday night against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals.
Tomlin did not mention quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Monday when he provided an injury update.
Roethlisberger went to the Steelers’ locker room in the third quarter to get his right knee examined by team doctors, but the 11-year veteran returned to the game. Roethlisberger said he was “fine” after throwing for 220 yards and a touchdown against the Chiefs and completing 72 percent of his passes.
“Largely we came out of this game relatively healthy,” Tomlin said Monday at his weekly news conference.
Strong safety Troy Polamalu (knee), cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm, shoulder) and tight end Matt Spaeth (elbow) did not play against the Chiefs because of injuries. All three will be evaluated this week, Tomlin said.
The Steelers (10-5) have clinched a playoff berth. They will win the AFC North and get a home game in the wild-card round of the AFC playoffs if they beat the Bengals.