Pre-Game Buzz
As expected, Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (foot) and defensive end Brett Keisel (hamstring) are active for tonight’s tilt against the Baltimore Ravens.
Roethlisberger arrived at the field in a walking boot and will wear a protective shoe tonight.
Pittsburgh’s inactives are RB Jonathan Dwyer, CB Crezdon Butler, OG Chris Scott, OT Tony Hills, DE Steve McLendon, TE Matt Spaeth and DE Aaron Smith.
Charlie Batch is the 3rd quarterback, Byron Leftwich is No. 2.
Ravens pro bowl fullback Le’Ron McClain is inactive due to an ankle injury. Also inactive for Baltimore is Jason McKie, Dannell Ellerbe, Jason Phillips, Cary Williams, Arthur Jones, Lamar Divens and Bryan Mattison.
OT Michael Oher will start for Baltimore. He has a sprained knee.
With fullbacks McClain and McKie inactive, the Ravens are poised to be prepared to spread out the Steelers defense with multiple wide receivers sets.
There are no changes for Pittsburgh’s rotation at cornerback. Taylor, McFadden, Gay, Madison remain the top-4 in the rotation. Keenan Lewis is still 5th.
Emmanuel Sanders has supplanted Antwaan Randle El as the No. 3 receiver. He will be in that spot for the 3rd straight week.
Rookie Antonio Brown is active after missing last week’s game with a knee injury.
Temperatures will be in the low 30’s and there are 20 MPH winds.