Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was removed from the field on a stretcher late in the second quarter and was diagnosed with a concussion. Roethlisberger did flash a thumbs up to the crowd when he was transported from the field. Following the game the team announced all tests were negative. The injury is not expected to sideline Roethlisberger for the No. 2-seeded Steelers’ AFC playoff game Jan. 10th or 11th. Roethlisberger was 9-of-14 for 110 yards and an interception on the day
Sunday’s 31-0 win over the Browns was a milestone game for wide receiver Hines Ward. Early in the first quarter Ward surpassed 1,000 yards receiving, his fifth 1,000 yard season of his career and in the fourth quarter, Ward recorded his 800th career reception. Ward finished the day with 6 receptions for 70 yards.
The Steelers outgained Cleveland 372-126. Willie Parker (34 yard run), Byron Leftwich (8 yd run), Gary Russell (3 yd run) and Tyrone Carter (32 yd INT return) all scored touchdowns for the Steelers. Willie Parker rushed for 116 yards, his sixth consecutive 100-yard game against Cleveland
The Steelers finished the regular season 12-4.
Browns head coach Romeo Crennel is expected to learn his fate on Monday when he meets with Browns ownership. It is¬†expected that Crennel will be fired.¬†Profootballtalk.com is reporting the Browns have already fired GM Phil Savage.
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