According to multiple reports, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss this Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns with a mid-foot sprain that he suffered yesterday against the Oakland Raiders. He was forced to leave the game in the second half, but backup Landry Jones helped lead a game-winning field goal drive at the end of regulation.
Cleveland has already caught a ton of injury or suspension breaks this season, not having to face the likes of Sheldon Richardson (Jets), Antonio Gates (Chargers), half of the Chargers' offensive line, receiving corp, and secondary, Steve Smith (Ravens), and DeMarcus Ware (Broncos). They have failed to take advantage of other teams' misfortunes, as their record has slipped to 2-7 and last place in the AFC North.
Still, a win on the road against their bitter rival would be a moment of joy for Browns fans. Pittsburgh will still be without center Maurkice Pouncey, running back Le'Veon Bell is on injured reserve, and Roethlisberger won't be under center. Cleveland won't get a much better shot at Pittsburgh than this Sunday. With that said, running back DeAngelo Williams, who has taken over the starting role again, has seen a career revival in 2015. He has 90 carries for 480 yards (5.3 YPC) and 5 touchdowns. The Steelers also have a dangerous receiving corp, but their defense has been hot-and-cold this season.
What do you think, Browns fans? Are you glad that Roethlisberger is out because it increases the Browns' odds of winning, or are you upset because you'd rather beat the Steelers at their best?