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Ben Roethlisberger’s ribs are bruised but not broken.

in Eure Scrolls und Lineages 05.08.2019 03:17
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The Pittsburgh Steelers believe the same could be said about their wildly uneven season.Roethlisberger believes he’ll play on Sunday when New England visits Heinz Field http://www.jaguarscheapstore.com/quincy-williams-ii-jersey-cheap , one of the few certainties for a team in search of answers thanks to a three-game losing streak, the latest setback a baffling 24-21 defeat in Oakland that included Roethlisberger missing most of the second half after taking a shot to the ribs, another late meltdown by the defense and the latest botched kick by Chris Boswell.“Whenever talking about consistent failures in recent weeks, it’s usually a multitude of things,” coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. “It’s all of the above. We’re open to change, going to make discussions regarding change.”Starting, potentially, at placekicker.Boswell was a Pro Bowler in 2017 — a season in which he drilled three game-winning field goals — and signed a contract extension in August that runs through 2022. Yet he has struggled with consistency this season.When his left foot gave way on the final snap in Oakland Ryquell Armstead Jersey , turning his potentially game-tying 40-yard attempt into a line drive that smacked into the sea of players in front of him, it marked his 11th missed kick this season (six field goals, five extra points). He missed just 13 combined kicks from 2015-17.Tomlin said the team plans “to explore options that gives us the very best chances of the ball going through the upright this weekend.” That includes holding tryouts to give others a look, though Tomlin admitted there isn’t exactly much to choose from in mid-December.“We’re cognizant of what’s available,” Tomlin said. “The prudent approach is to include Chris in those options.”There are no such questions at quarterback despite an odd sequence in Oakland that led to Roethlisberger standing on the sideline in the fourth quarter while backup Josh Dobbs tried to build on a four-point lead.The issue? Apparently an ancient X-ray machine at the Coliseum that offered no clarity on the extent of the rib injury Roethlisberger sustained while being driven into the ground late in the second quarter.Roethlisberger, team physician James Bradley and general manager Kevin Colbert spent all of halftime trying to get a clean X-ray but none surfaced.“We never had a full understanding of what the injury was,” Tomlin said. “The medical staff treated (Roethlisberger) to the best of our abilities.”Treatment that included “medicating” the 36-year-old quarterback while also keeping him out of the game as a precaution.Tomlin likened the approach to the one the team took during a wild-card game in Cincinnati three years ago in which Roethlisberger hurt his right (throwing) shoulder at the end of the third quarter.In that game, Roethlisberger stayed off the field until the Bengals rallied to take the lead in the final minutes. Roethlisberger came on and — with more than a little help from Cincinnati — helped the Steelers rally to the victory .It nearly happened again in Oakland. Roethlisberger completed all six of his passes on Pittsburgh’s penultimate drive http://www.jaguarscheapstore.com/gardner-minshew-ii-jersey-cheap , the last a 1-yard touchdown pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster that put Pittsburgh in front 21-17.“We would only re-insert him if we felt it was necessary,” Tomlin said. “We appreciate what he was able to do … obviously it didn’t end in the way that we would like.”Roethlisberger said during his weekly radio appearance Tuesday he expects to face the Patriots (9-4).Tomlin indicated pain management will be the biggest concern. Roethlisberger rarely practices on Wednesdays and there’s a chance he could be given an additional day off.Tomlin said the team did not file a complaint with the league about the X-ray machine in Oakland and declined to use it as an excuse for any of the decision-making on the sideline or the play on the field. He’s well aware Pittsburgh’s issues extend far beyond Boswell, sloppy turf or outdated medical equipment.The defense has allowed second-half leads to get away each of the past three weeks. The Raiders, who came in tied with San Francisco for the worst record in the league, went the length of the field twice in the final 10 minutes, just as the Los Angeles Chargers at Heinz Field did the week prior while storming back from a 16-point deficit to pull out a 33-30 victory.While Tomlin cautioned the defensive tweaks he’s considering might not be “noticeable to the naked eye” he’s aware the Steelers — their AFC North lead over Baltimore down to a half-game — are in serious need of a kick-start.“We’re not going to hope and wish,” Tomlin said. “We’re not going to go through our process in the manner of which we have and hope that the outcome changes.”NOTES: RB James Conner (ankle) could return against New England. Conner missed his first game of the season last week after getting hurt late against the Chargers. … RT Marcus Gilbert (knee) could return to practice. Gilbert hasn’t played since mid-October. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens posed for photos on the sideline as the clock ticked down the final seconds Nick Bosa Jersey , making sure to remember the moment.A franchise-record 11 sacks — one shy of the NFL record for a game — must be preserved and celebrated.Za’Darius Smith finished with a career-high three sacks, and Patrick Onwuasor got his first two this season as the Ravens shut down the Tennessee Titans 21-0 in the rain Sunday. They just missed matching the NFL record shared by five teams.“Just a historic defensive performance,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.The Ravens started sacking Marcus Mariota on the opening drive, with eight different Ravens getting at least one sack. Four got their first of the season:— Nose tackle Chris Wormley got the first on the Titans’ sixth play.— Smith got the second on the very next snap.— Safety Anthony Levine Sr. got No. 3 at the end of the first quarter.— Onwuasor notched No. 4 in the second quarter.— Smith followed again with his second two plays later.— Terrell Suggs got No. 6 on the next drive.— Safety Tony Jefferson sacked Mariota for No. 7 midway through the third.— Cornerback Tavon Young added No. 8 late in the third.— Linebacker Matthew Judon tied the franchise mark on the Titans’ first play in the fourth quarter.— Onwuasor set a new mark on the Titans’ final first down.— Smith finished with his third of the game and No. 11 overall on third-and-11.Smith said the Ravens didn’t know how many sacks they had until tying the team record of nine and were told they could break the record set Nov. 24, 2011, against San Francisco.“So we went and got two more,” Smith said with a laugh.The Ravens even changed their Twitter handle to have an “S” for each sack.Dean Pees and the Titans simply couldn’t stop his old team as the Ravens outgained Tennessee 361-106 and punted only once against a defense led by their former defensive coordinator. Pees came out of a short retirement to join first-year head coach Mike Vrabel.Joe Flacco threw for 238 yards and a touchdown for Baltimore. Alex Collins scored on TD runs of 13 and 2 yards.The Titans (3-3) lost their second straight and were shut out at home for the first time since leaving Houston for Tennessee in 1997. Tennessee also has not scored a touchdown in eight straight quarters. The Ravens couldn’t have looked much better handing Tennessee its first shutout since Nov. 28, 2010.“The Tennessee Titans didn’t do nearly enough in all levels to win the football game Dwayne Haskins Jersey , or even make it competitive,” Vrabel said.Marcus Mariota tried playing both with and without the partial glove covering his ring and pinkie fingers on his throwing hand.It didn’t help as Mariota was sacked the most in his four-year NFL career.Mariota said he had never had a game like this. He ran twice for 25 yards and was 10 of 15 for 117 yards while being pummeled.“We’ve got to do better,” Mariota said.The Titans forced a turnover with All-Pro safety Kevin Byard getting his first interception this season. Tennessee did nothing with the ball late in the first half.Baltimore executed nearly flawlessly from winning the coin toss. The Ravens converted 12 of 17 third downs, not counting another off a Titans penalty. They also held the ball for more than 37 minutes.Flacco drove Baltimore 94 yards over 17 plays, eating up more than nine minutes of the first quarter before hitting Michael Crabtree on a 4-yard TD. Collins capped their next drive with a 13-yard run and a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter. After halftime, Collins finished off a 78-yard drive that ate up 7:20 of the third quarter.The Ravens quarterback enjoyed watching his teammates’ defensive performance.“It’s fun to watch when they’re over there doing those kind of things,” Flacco said.INJURIESRavens left guard Alex Lewis was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a neck injury after being hurt within the first minute of the fourth quarter. Lewis had been blocking on a run by Gus Edwards when he turned away from the pile slowly and went down. Trainers strapped him to a backboard and carted him off the field.Harbaugh said there’s a lot of optimism for Lewis, who was getting a CT scan at the hospital.“We said a prayer as a team for him when we came in http://www.ravenscheapstores.com/marquise-brown-jersey-cheap , so that’s where our thoughts are right now with Alex,” Harbaugh said.Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan hurt a shoulder and did not return. Left guard Quinton Spain hurt his right shoulder with 6:51 left in the third quarter and did not return.UP NEXTRavens: Finally back home hosting New Orleans.Titans: Franchise’s first game in London as road team against the Chargers.

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