The Pittsburgh Steelers’ high-powered offense was going to take us on a thrill ride this year
There have been a few unfortunate cart rides mixed in, but if nothing else the 2015 season has been an emotional roller coaster.
Ben Roethlisberger rode his second cart of the season in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 38-35 win over the Oakland Raiders at Heinz Field.
Usually the terminus of that transportation line is an early offseason. It was for Maurkice Pouncey, Kelvin Beachum and Le’Veon Bell.
Roethlisberger, though, appears to once again be showing how fitting it is that his “Big Ben” moniker is inspired by a timepiece.
Throughout his career, he’s taken a lickin’ and kept on tickin’.
Roethlisberger’s season survived Mark Barron’s dive at his knees at St. Louis in Week 3, and it looks like it will survive an Aldon Smith sack that crunched his left foot on Sunday.
The Steelers’ franchise quarterback has a mid-foot sprain, according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It wasn’t clear how long he would be out, but he could miss as little as two weeks.
The news could have been worse, and it was just one more hairpin turn in Sunday’s wild emotional ride.