Ben Roethlisberger was held out of Sunday's loss in Baltimore by coach Mike Tomlin after the quarterback complained about headaches after practice last week. He was judged to have had a concussion during over time of the Steelers loss in Kansas City Nov. 22.
"I feel great," Roethlisberger said today. "I'm ready to go, practiced yesterday, felt good, no headaches and ready to rock and roll."
Roethlisberger said he pleaded with Tomlin to allow him to play, even asked one final time along the sideline after the National Anthem was played in Baltimore. He did dress for the game and was listed as the No. 3 quarterback.