Ben Roethlisberger will not start against the Ravens
PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Injured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not start and is unlikely to play against the Baltimore Ravens in Sunday's key AFC North game, the Steelers announced Saturday.
Dennis Dixon, a second-year pro who has thrown just one NFL pass, will get the start, the Steelers said on their website. Tyler Palko will back up Dixon with Roethlisberger the No. 3 quarterback. He would not be eligible to play against the Ravens unless both Dixon and Palko were hurt.
Roethlisberger was injured when he took a blow to the head in last week's overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Re: Ben Roethlisberger will not start against the Ravens
Originally Posted by knickballer
Ravens Are too
Exactly.. I think Dixon will be able to keep it close seeing as in he has the great supporting cast around him (Mendenhall, Ward, Holmes and the D) but the Ravens D should feast on a guy making his first start. I bet they're greatful that Big Ben isn't starting for once.