Roethlisberger probable to start at Indianapolis
Roethlisberger has missed three games after having knee surgery Nov. 3 but is listed as probable for the Steelers' third Monday night game in eight weeks. That means there's a 75 percent chance he will play. With Roethlisberger out, the Steelers beat Green Bay and Cleveland with Charlie Batch at quarterback. But when Batch broke a bone in his hand, Tommy Maddox stepped in and was ineffective in a 16-13 overtime loss Sunday in Baltimore.
The Steelers are 7-3, but are 0-2 when Maddox starts.
Pittsburgh's first loss in five weeks left the Steelers three games behind the unbeaten Colts in the race for home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. The Steelers and Bengalsare tied for the AFC North lead, with the Bengals playing Baltimore this weekend.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
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