2014 Strength of Schedule - PIT
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2014 Game Stats
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Sunday, January 11, 2015, 12:07pm
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger opted out of the Pro Bowl as a precaution, but the decision is not related to a larger problem with his knee, his agent said in an email to ESPN.com Friday night.
"Ben was instructed by team doctors to avoid strenuous activity due to inflammation in his knee, thus he will not play in the Pro Bowl," agent Ryan Tollner said. "His knee will not require surgery and he looks forward to an otherwise healthy offseason to improve with his teammates."
Roethlisberger should be good to go for OTAs and minicamp.
Posted by Dale Lolley
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 2:56pm
Ben Roethlisberger Wildcard game vs. Ravens
Ben Roethlisberger fought through a bout with the flu last week to throw for 317 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the Bengals to cap off a season in which he tied Drew Brees for the NFL lead in passing yards. Now, he gets to face the Baltimore Ravens at home, where he torched their secondary for 340 yards and six touchdowns in the previous meeting. With LeVeon Bell not expected to play, the Ravens will likely have little respect for Pittsburgh's running game. But Roethlisberger should have some success throwing the ball - if the weather permits. Forecasts for the game are calling for rain/snow and temperatures in the 30s. Even without Bell, who caught 83 passes for 854 yards this season, Roethlisberger still has four other receivers who had 500 or more yards to whom he can distribute the ball - including Antonio Brown. He should be a strong start if the weather cooperates.