Roethlisberger expected to start vs. Chargers

Ben Roethlisberger, out the past three games with shoulder and rib injuries, is expected to start at quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Steelers went 1-2 in Roethlisberger's absence and are currently 7-5 and clinging to one of the two AFC wild-card slots.

There is bad news for the Steelers, too, however, as cornerback Ike Taylor has a hairline fracture in his leg and will miss at least a couple of weeks playing time.

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