The 7-5 Steelers will play the San Diego Chargers at home this week in Pittsburgh. The Steelers also are excited to announce that Ben Roethlisberger will be back with the team after missing the past three games with a rib injury. Ben should certainly be hungry and is looking to get his team into the playoffs. Currently they hold one of the wildcard spots, but they do have the Bengals nipping at their heels. The addition of Ben will certainly help as Steeler backups have had some difficulties. They did, however, win 2 of the three games they replaced Ben in.
Last week, the Steelers were able to win big on the road in Baltimore. The game ended 23-20 in favor of the Steelers who were the underdog in the contest. They went into hostile territory and took out the number 1 team in their division. The Ravens had a great chance to knock off Pittsburgh, and had one of the best chances they may ever get. When push came to shove, though, they lost again and will have to wait again to try another time. These two teams may certainly find themselves playing one another again come playoff time.
The Chargers will be the next step towards the Steelers getting in the postseason. They bring just a 4-8 record to Pittsburgh, but have been close in every game this season. Their last game was a 20-13 loss to the Bengals in San Diego last week. They continue to be in negative talks about changing their coach after the season, which seems to have deeply impacted the team as well.