Charlie Batch Will Start Sunday for the Steelers Because Now Byron Leftwich is Hurt

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Michael Garcia - November 20, 2012

Playing quarterback in Pittsburgh is suddenly one of the most dangerous jobs to have. Byron Leftwich started yesterday in place of the injured Ben Roethlisbergerand ended up with fractured ribs. Enter 37-year-old Charlie Batch. Batch has started seven games over the last seven seasons, including one last season and two in 2010.

The Steelers are two games behind the Ravens in the AFC North and can't afford to lose games they should win, but with the injuries piling up, things aren't looking so good. Pittsburgh plays the Browns on Sunday and despite only having two wins, the Browns have been competitive in nearly every game. After that, the Steelers face the Ravens again. The once hot Steelers might see their playoff chances start slipping away.


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