The Steelers beat the Chiefs on Monday night, but it wasn't exactly a triumphant march of a game. The Chiefs (who hadn't led in regulation at all this season) were up on the Steelers at one point, and Pittsburgh ended up winning by only a field goal. That doesn't even take into account the fact that Ben Roethlisberger might be out for a long time after a shoulder injury. It's got to be strange for a fan base of a team that's 6-3 to be worried about the rest of the season, but the Steelers have to overcome a 7-2 Ravens team if they have a chance at winning the AFC North. It'll be doubly difficult if they have to do it with someone other than Big Ben behind center.

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Steelers without Roethlisberger?

Ben Roethlisberger might not be as central to his team's success as some quarterbacks, but the Steelers' backups are a big downgrade.


Will the Steelers (6-3, second in AFC North) make the playoffs if Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season?


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