That didn’t happen today.
Roethlisberger did not throw at all Wednesday, according to Steelers beat writer Mark Kaboly. It doesn’t bode well for Pittsburgh, who have a divisional playoff date with Denver in just four days.
This isn’t the first time this season Roethlisberger has toed the injury line. A foot problem was supposed to keep him out of a contest against the Browns earlier this season, and Landry Jones started in his place. But Jones went down with a leg injury in the first quarter, and Roethlisberger stepped up to the challenge. He started the week on crutches, and ended it 22-33 for 379 yards and three TD passes.
Roethlisberger will do everything in his power to play, that much is for certain. But if he returns half-healthy this week, it won’t be against the Browns. The Denver defense led the NFL in yards allowed, and paced the league with 52 sacks.