Ben Roethlisberger, Maurkice Pouncey emotional after Steelers loss

Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports | By Larry Brown | Last updated 1/11/21

Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey were emotional after their Pittsburgh Steelers lost 48-37 to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday night.

The Steelers fell behind 28-0 due to a series of errors early in the game and were unable to come back. Roethlisberger threw for 501 yards and four touchdowns, but was intercepted four times.

After the game, he and Pouncey were emotional on the team’s bench.

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Maurkice Pouncey Has Surgery, Will Play Sunday

Written by Jeff Hartman at Behind The Steel

Mike Tomlin had his weekly press conference Tuesday following the Pittsburgh Steelers third straight loss, this is Week 9 against the Baltimore Ravens. There were a lot of questions needing answered, and what might be at the top of most lists was the injury situation.

During the game Sunday, two starters, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Maurkice Pouncey, left the game with injuries. Pouncey came back for a brief time before leaving permanently.

Pouncey, who suffered a dislocated thumb on his snapping hand, underwent surgery to repair the dislocated finger, and although most would think this would leave the team short-handed at center for a few weeks, Tomlin didn’t rule out Pouncey returning to practice by the end of the week.

Getting Pouncey back in a big game against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10 would be a huge boost for the black and gold as they try to right the ship and break their current losing streak.

In other injury news, Darrius Heyward-Bey suffered a foot sprain, leaving his availability for Sunday’s game very much in question; however, this is where it is nice to have a healthyMarkus Wheaton waiting in the wings. Wheaton would see significant snaps if Heyward-Bey is unable to play.

Other than Pouncey and Heyward-Bey, DeAngelo Williams is getting his knee evaluated from team physicians, which could limit him some this week, and Tomlin also added Ben Roethlisberger could be limited in the early portions of the week as well, stating he still isn’t 100-percent coming off his knee surgery.

The good news continued for the Steelers as Tomlin said both Marcus Gilbert (foot) andCameron Heyward (hamstring) had no ill effects of their first game action in several weeks. A good sign for them to have a clean bill of health moving forward.

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