Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said after the win that he’d like the team to use this week to make sure that their key players are feeling well come the opening weekend of the playoffs.
“I don’t know what the situation or scenario is,” Roethlisberger said, via PennLive.com. “If we’ve got a spot and the [No. 3] clinched up then I think a lot of guys should get healthy.”
Given the lack of opportunity to move in either direction, it seems a good bet that the Steelers will exercise caution with anyone who is banged up when it comes to setting the lineup against the Browns.
The Steelers are locked into the number-three spot, just don't know who their opponent will be to open up Wild Card Weekend. While this was just Ben's opinion, it seems like the team may at least limit some of their stars in Week 17 against the Browns in what is a meaningless game.