Lower than 24 hours earlier than kickoff, the Steelers realized they might take on the winless Lions with out their veteran quarterback.
Ben Roethlisberger is not going to play in Week 10’s dwelling sport towards Detroit after the Steelers placed him on the workforce’s COVID-19 listing, the team announced Saturday. Mason Rudolph will as an alternative begin in his place.
Roethlisberger, who’s vaccinated, spoke final week on the Dan Patrick Present about following the league’s well being and security protocols, saying he wished to emphasise nonetheless “dwelling (his) life” whereas remaining compliant.
“You continue to must reside your life,” Roethlisberger stated. “Final yr was such a bubble all of us lived in, it was so loopy. All of us sacrificed a lot, and persons are nonetheless sacrificing now, and doing the good factor. However I am nonetheless attempting to reside my life the most effective I can.”
In eight video games this season, Roethlisberger has accomplished 65.6% of his move makes an attempt for 1,986 yards, 10 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He is thrown for 953 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions throughout Pittsburgh’s present four-game profitable streak.
Rudolph, a former third-round decide who’s in his third season within the NFL, has began 9 video games over the previous two years, profitable 5 of them. For his profession, he has a 61.7% completion fee with 2,089 yards, 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
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