Starting Ben Roethlisberger Monday night was absolutely the right call for the Steelers.
Roethlisberger is the Steelers' franchise quarterback, a two-time Super Bowl winner.
He said he was healthy enough to play. If that happens, he plays.
© The fact that Baltimore lost Sunday night had nothing to do with Roethlisberger playing. That decision had already been made.
© Really, there's not a lot to say about this game.
The Steelers did the one big thing against the 49ers that they absolutely needed not to do - turn the ball over.
They didn't force any of their own - though that call against Keenan Lewis for interfering with the return man was a bad one and should have resulted in a fumble recovery for the Steelers.
You can't beat anyone at minus-4.
© Steelers fans should be rooting for the Bengals.
Given Baltimore's struggles on the road this season, there's no reason a motivated Cincinnati team can't beat the Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium in Week 17.
© All the Rashard Mendenhall haters need to watch Monday night's game. He ran the ball well and hard against the league's top-rated rush defense in a game in which the Steelers needed a running game to protect their quarterback.
© The offensive line did an outstanding job keeping Roethlisberger clean until late in the game.
© The Steelers' rush defense was solid for the most part against a very good rushing attack. But where was the pressure?
The few times the Steelers did get pressure on Alex Smith, Smith threw the ball wildly.