Roethlisberger injury impacts AFC

Shoulder injury to Steelers quarterback shakes up race for postseason berths

Originally Published: November 13, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

QB Ben Roethlisberger's right shoulder injury has added a level of uncertainty to what appeared to be a clear AFC playoff picture.

For weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers appeared to be among five 2011 AFC playoff teams -- Houston, Denver, New England and Baltimore being the others -- set to return to the playoffs. But the timing of Roethlisberger's injury couldn't be worse for the Steelers. They trail the Baltimore Ravens by a game in the AFC North, but the next three weeks give the Steelers ...

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