Steelers Odds in Jeopardy After Roethlisberger Injury

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Steelers Odds in Jeopardy After Roethlisberger Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers, favored to win the 2011 AFC North Division, may be in trouble following an injury to starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during Thursday night’s game against the Cleveland Browns.  Pittsburgh was favored to win the division but is currently tied with Baltimore.  The Cincinnati Bengals remain just two games down. 

Roethlisberger's knee buckled after being brought down by Browns defensive lineman Scott Paxson, who grabbed the Steelers quarterback by his left leg with 5:59 left in the second quarter.  Roethlisberger remained on his back on his own 10-yard line for several minutes and was eventually helped up by two trainers.  He hobbled off the field and then got carted into the locker room.

Longtime backup Charlie Batch replaced Roethlisberger, who has dealt with a foot injury and broken right thumb this season.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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