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'Big Ben' Roethlisberger faces surgery on knee injury

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Elettra Stolfi | 18 Ottobre, 2016, 00:17

The Cowboys have a legitimate quarterback controversy on their hands as Dak Prescott has played like a Pro Bowler in the wake of Tony Romo's latest back injury. Since Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returned in Week 5 from his four-game suspension he has completed 57 of his 75 total pass attempts for 782 yards and 6 touchdowns. Jones played in seven games last season while filling in for Roethlisberger, throwing for 513 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions.

Worse yet for the Steelers (4-2), Roethlisberger had to leave the game for one series in the second quarter due to an injury to his left knee.

Prior to Sunday, Jones' last meaningful appearance came in last year's AFC Wild Card win over the Cincinnati Bengals when he once again temporarily took over for an injured Roethlisberger.

Ajayi joined Reggie Bush (in 2011) and Ricky Williams (twice in 2002) as the only Dolphins players with 200-plus rush yards in a single game in the Super Bowl era.

"No need to sugarcoat", Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said.

"That's when our doctor thinks it happened.he thinks he grabbed my right foot and my left leg kind of hyperextended", Roethlisberger said.

Asked the same question, Roethlisberger joked: "I'm not that mobile anymore anyway".

Meanwhile, Roethlisberger seems to be having a bit of a road/home split problem.

The Patriots' road through Pittsburgh just got a lot easier.

But it wasn't just Roethlisberger who was minimized by Miami (2-4) on Sunday.

Wide receiver Antonio Brown entered the game leading the league in receptions (37), but was limited to just four catches for 39 yards. Brady said of Roethlisberger. "We've always taken the next-man-up mentality, and we don't talk about who's not out there".

"Practice is so different from games, you never know what you're going to get from a guy until you go into the game", Jones said.

The defense struggled even more than the offense in the South Florida heat (the temperature at kickoff was 81 degrees with 79 percent humidity), and ultimately succumbed to the Dolphins' previously listless rushing attack. The Miami Dolphins back skipped over the singular century mark, right for the 200-plus target.

With Roethlisberger expected to be sidelined Sunday at Heinz Field, backup Landry Jones will likely make his third career start.

"They outplayed us today". Tomlin and his staff not only failed to motivate the team in both losses, they also didn't make the proper adjustments at halftime in either game.

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