Big Ben Expected Back For Chiefs Game..Bad News For Rest of AFC
Trust me when I say that the Pittsburgh Steelers will 4-2 by the time they meet up against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 25th. Which should be the game day where Ben Roethlisberger makes his return to the field after a bruised MCL in week 3 versus the St. Louis Rams. But from that point on..”Party Over”..for the rest of the AFC North.
Roethlisberger has made positive strides in his first week since suffering that knee injury, and all signs at this point to him returning in four weeks. Some of the longer projections had him returning in six weeks.
Very bad news for not just the Chiefs, who have the luxury of facing a fully stocked Steelers offense on he day of Roethlisberger’s return, but also for the following teams. Preferably the one undefeated team in the AFC North, the Cincinnati Bengals.
There has been some concern about the bone bruise on the knee as well, and lingering discomfort with that, but so far so good, sources said. While some on the Steelers have quietly said they would not be shocked to see Roethlisberger return before the end of October, at this point a safe estimate is October 25th at Kansas City, barring any setbacks.
The only setbacks I believe will the setbacks of opposing defenses who have had it so easy over the past 4 weeks on the regular. Nothing against you personally Cincinnati fans, but your coach has proven than continuous uncomfortable smiles do not a Championship team make. It’s just how the NFL rolls.
Long story short..”Be Ready Steelers Nation/World”..because once Ben returns, the AFC North will be ours once again.
Roethlisberger was carted off the field last Sunday after taking a hit to the lower leg byRams safety Mark Barron — no fine was issued by the league and the Steelers did not believe it was an intentional dirty hit.