The Pittsburgh Steelers are prepared to go head-to-head with the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football, but as is customary, not all 53 players on the team's roster will be suiting up. The Steelers' list of inactives vs. the Ravens are headlined not by who is inactive, but more so who is active.
As some make their debuts at different times in their professional careers, tonight's game has to be special for backup quarterback Landry Jones. The much maligned backup is getting a helmet on game day for the first time in his career due to the left knee injury of Ben Roethlisberger, which is forcing Michael Vick into action and he becomes the primary backup moving forward.
Inactives for @Steelers: QB Roethlisberger, CB CAllen, LB Shazier, NT McCullers, LB Chickillo, TE James, TE Spaeth— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) October 1, 2015
As for the inactives, there weren't many surprises, but TE Jesse James being inactive when Matt Spaeth was also ruled out due to injury will leave the team with Heath Miller as their lone tight end during the game tonight. ILB Ryan Shazier, NT Daniel McCullers, QB Ben Roethlisberger, CB Cortez Allen and OLB Anthony Chickillo round out the inactives for the Steelers.
The Steelers will host the Ravens at Heinz Field for a 8:25 p.m. EDT kickoff. The 2-1 Steelers will look to put another nail in the Ravens' coffin as a victory would move the Ravens' overall record to 0-4, and their continued fall from grace into the AFC North basement.