Unfortunately, that was the fate for " Big Ben" and the Steelers last Sunday, as Ben Roethlisberger went down with what is being called a sprained MCL. It was an incident that put a damper on the team's 12-6 win over the St. Louis Rams.
Roethlisberger is expected to miss four to six weeks, but the good news is that the injury did not include a tear of the ACL. That was the fear when the Steelers' quarterback went down grabbing his knee following a third-quarter sack from safety Mark Barron. The sack came below the knee, although Barron will not be fined for the hit.
Running back Le'Veon Bell will serve the final game of his four-game suspension tonight, while wide receiver Martavis Bryant is still trying to return from an elbow injury, and still has a suspension to serve.
After Roethlisberger was taken to the locker room on a cart, Michael Vick took over under center, and will do so while the starter sits out. Vick is calling this his "last shot" to be a starter in the NFL.
The former Falcon, Eagle and Jet was fairly efficient in a small sample size on Sunday, throwing 5-of-6 for 38 yards. Pittsburgh signed Vick late in the preseason, and now the mobile quarterback looks to yet again lead a playoff-contending team, this time against an injury-plagued Baltimore defense.