Pittsburgh Steelers’ win comes at a major price


The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs Monday night in overtime, 16-13.

Aug 30, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks with safety Ryan Clark (25) during the first half against the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE

Lawrence Timmons saved the Steelers with a interception in overtime, setting up for the winning field goal by Shaun Suisham.

Looks like the Steelers defense saved them once again.  After allowing the Chiefs to take a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, the Steelers defense stepped its game up, especially when Byron Leftwich came in for Ben Roethlisberger in the third quarter.  However, the win came at a major price.

The main one was Roethlisberger, who went down in the third quarter after a sack. The latest reports from ESPN’s Adam Schefter tell us that he has suffered a sprained right shoulder, but there is no timetable for his return.  It was at first thought to be a separated shoulder.  He will undergo tests and continued to be evaluated.

Big Ben was not the only one to go down Monday night, as safety Ryan Clark also went down with a head injury after making a tackle. Clark needs to start wrapping people up more instead of leading with his head; this is the second time he has injured himself in that fashion this season.

The Steelers will have a tough road ahead of them, facing the Baltimore Ravens two times in the next three weeks.  Let’s be glad that Ben’s injury is a sprain and not a separated shoulder.  Although, there is no telling how bad this sprain can be.  The medical staff and the coaches will just have to keep a close eye on him and keep running the tests that need to be run.