In the process, the Steelers also loss their starting QB Ben Roethlisberger, who suffered a head injury in the 4th quarter.
Adding to the defending champs’ mounting problems, back-up QB Charlie Batch will miss up to six weeks with a wrist injury; he got injured somewhere in the 3 or 4 total plays he took part in.
Where do the Steelers go from here? Well, 3rd-string QB Dennis Dixon is the next option, though he has only thrown one pass in his NFL career. If not Dixon, the team may be forced to play a injured Roethlisberger.
Ben better take a “QB sliding feet first” class or he’ll end up with a short career like the concussion prone, but effective, Troy Aikman.