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Tomlin: Big Ben, Polamalu Expected To Play Against Chiefs

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming a bye week and will travel to Kansas City this weekend to take on the Chiefs.

Pittsburgh is tied with the Baltimore Ravens atop the AFC North Division with a 7-3 record. However, Baltimore holds the tiebreaker after sweeping the season series.

Last week, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced that he had suffered a broken thumb on his throwing hand during the team’s 24-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Roethlisberger said he is planning to play and head coach mike Tomlin confirmed that he will during his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon.

On Monday, Roethlisberger practiced in a limited role. He did take snaps out of the “pistol” formation, which is a shorter version of the shotgun to try and protect his hand.

According to Tomlin, he will play and most likely won’t be included on the injury report.

Troy Polamalu suffered a rib injury against the Bengals as well. He was a limited participant in practice last week, but Tomlin fully expects him to play this weekend.

LaMarr Woodley’s status is up in the air however. His status will be determind by how he progresses in practice this week.

Kansa City officially put starting quarterback Matt Cassel on injured reserve Monday after he sustained a hand injury.

On Monday night, Tyler Palko from West Allegheny and the University of Pittsburgh made his first NFL start against the New England Patriots.

Palko completed 25 of his 38 passes for 236 yards, but threw three interceptions in the game. New England won the game 34-3.

Palko is expected to start against the Steelers Sunday night as well.

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Tomlin Looks Ahead To Bengals, Ward Will Play

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a crushing loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night.

Baltimore marched 92 yards down the field to score the game-winning touchdown with just seconds remaining to sweep the season series.

A week ago, the Steelers were coming off a huge win over the New England Patriots. They were on the fast track to potentially securing home field throughout the playoffs.

Now, the Steelers find themselves in third place behind Baltimore and Cincinnati.

Playoff hopes will be on the line when the Steelers go on the road to face the Bengals Sunday afternoon.

Hines Ward left the game after taking a helmet-to-helmet shot from Ray Lewis.

Tomlin said that Ward is expected to play against the Bengals. He has not experienced any lingering issues from the concussion symptoms which kept him from returning against the Ravens.

Other injury notes:

Emmanuel Sanders had his knee scoped and will be out for a couple of weeks.

LaMarr Woodley is day-to-day dealing with a hamstring injury.

James Harrison is also expected to play.

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