"It's miserable, it's awful, they need to get rid of this game I think", Roethlisberger said. It's hard to execute sharp game plans when you're still exhausted.
But when it mattered most, Roethlisberger played his best ball, methodically moving around and buying just enough time to pick apart the Colts' young secondary. But your body just won't have as much to give as it would have had on a full week's rest. The Steelers also own the NFL's second-best record (22-7 (.759)) in regular-season home prime-time games since 2001, when Heinz Field opened. Those are the guys you have the biggest questions about, I haven't seen one iota of doubt, question or anything from them. In an unfortunately irony, Sherman went down with a season-ending torn Achilles in last week's Thursday night tilt.
During the Seahawks-Cardinals game, almost a dozen players went down with some sort of injury.
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ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under for Thursday night's game is sitting at 44 points, up slightly from the original number of 43.5. During an interview on Monday with 93.7 The Fan, a CBS Sports Radio station in Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger ripped the idea of Thursday games and called on the National Football League to just get rid of them. "You're beat up, you're banged up". And you turn around in two days and play another physical football team is going to be tough.
In the last several years, the National Football League has implemented the inclusion of Thursday night games into the fold of the regular season.
"Both teams are going through it, so I'm not just speaking on ours", Roethlisberger continued.
There is nothing like having a short week to prepare not just for a game against a team that is in a first-place tie in their division, but throw on top of that a team with a defensive coordinator who knows a little bit about your offense, and will throw everything including the kitchen sink at you. You're still dealing with bumps and bruises and things continue to build up throughout the season... It's a tough thing to do. The more injuries that pile up, the more diluted their product gets. "I'm sure the Titans would say the same thing and everyone who's played on Thursday night would say the same thing".