The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced their record to 4-2 with a huge win over NFC West opponent Arizona Cardinals Sunday, but the victory came at a cost for the home team.
The most notable injury for the Steelers was to starting left tackle Kelvin Beachum. Beachum injured his knee in the first half of the game and the team announced following the game that it was indeed an ACL injury. Although the organization hasn't yet ruled him out for the rest of the season, speculation is that his season is over and the team will move forward with Alejandro Villanueva as the starting left tackle for the rest of the season. Beachum's injury is compounded by the fact he's in a contract year and he'll hit free agency after the 2015 season.
The Steelers could look for Mike Adams to return from the PUP list to help the team add quality depth as a swing tackle, but there hasn't been any update on his back injury which has kept him out since the beginning of training camp.
Other notable injuries were the hamstring injury to Michael Vick, who gave way to Landry Jones, who led the team back to victory. Vick's availability even as a backup will make for an interesting decision for the Steelers' front office and coaching staff regarding who will backup Jones if he starts the game next week against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Stephon Tuitt, Mike Mitchell and Ross Cockrell all left the game at one time or another, but no updates were given on their conditions after the game by Mike Tomlin. More news on injured players can be expected at Tomlin's weekly press conference Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
The Steelers now turn their attention to the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 7.