Roethlisberger went down in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 38-35 win over the Oakland Raiders following a sack from Aldon Smith. He was carried off the field to the sidelines, where he was then carted into the locker room. Big Ben would then leave the stadium a short while later for further evaluation, and found out that he avoided a more serious LisFranc injury.
The team showed much concern for their quarterback after the win, including wide receiver Antonio Brown, who led Pittsburgh short-handed. Brown said the team would "live and die" with their franchise quarterback. Tackle Marcus Gilbert was visibly disgusted on the sideline, throwing his helmet down during a conversation with Roethlisberger after the injury.
Landry Jones took over in the fourth and led the team to the victory, with some help from Brown. Jones and Brown hooked up for a 59-yard pass to set up the game-winning field goal, and the star receiver finished with 17 catches for 284 yards in the win.
Roethlisberger had thrown for 334 yards, two touchdowns and one interception before exiting the game.
The 5-4 Steelers will move on with Jones to take on the Cleveland Browns next week, before enjoying a bye week in Week 11. The team has all the confidence in their backup, especially with him getting plenty of playing time this season. Roethlisberger had just returned last week from a sprained MCL that sidelined him for four weeks, in which Jones took over under center. So, it'll be another shot for the backup to make a name for himself in the starter's absence.