When the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals play, Mike Tomlin would refer to the game as a double chin strap game. Throughout the 24-16 contest, there were big hits and even some controversy, but what was the biggest facet of the game which should be noted?
No notable injuries.
Think back to 2015, and the injuries which occurred during this AFC North rivalry. Le'Veon Bell's knee injury, Ben Roethlisberger's shoulder injury and Antonio Brown's concussion which knocked him out of the game, and the AFC Divisional playoff game against the Denver Broncos.
There were certainly some question marks, from an injury standpoint, during the game. Cameron Heyward walked off the field gingerly during the 4th quarter, but returned shortly after leaving the field of play. The other player which was discussed as having some type of issue was quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger reportedly left the sideline a couple of occasions, but was able to return to the field both times without missing a snap. It could have been as simple as an equipment change, or an illness. Either way, it didn't keep Roethlisberger off the field.
Other good news was how Ryan Shazier was able to get through the game without any type of setback with the knee injury which had him as a question mark entering the Week 2 game.
If any injury news develops, be sure to stay with BTSC for the latest and greatest from the black and gold.