The team announced Friday that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss his third consecutive game with a knee injury.
There had been faint hope that Roethlisberger would make it back in the lineup in time for Sunday’s game against the 4-1 Cardinals. Roethlisberger was limited in practice this week, but remains significantly slowed by a sprained MCL and bone bruise suffered in Week 3’s win over the Rams.
Vick has struggled in a conservative Todd Haley offense over the past two weeks. The Steelers snuck by the Chargers last Monday night on Le’Veon Bell‘s rushing score as time expired. Vick threw for 203 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the game. Pittsburgh is 1-1 in Vick’s two starts.
Barring a setback, we could see Roethlisberger back behind center in Week 7 against the Chiefs. Until then, it remains Vick’s show, for better or worse.