Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Ben Roethlisberger Already Ripping 'Thursday Night Football' Ahead Of Matchup With Titans

Ben Roethlisberger Already Ripping 'Thursday Night Football' Ahead Of Matchup With Titans

The Seattle Seahawks came out in force to condemn Thursday night games after Richard Sherman was lost for the season in Week 10.

He's right, because the NFL Players Association already has agreed to do it this way.

Tensions for the game are further increased by the Steelers-Titans rivalry that dates back to the 1970s when the Steelers and then-Houston Oilers played in the AFC Central.

Practicing fully on Tuesday for the Steelers were quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), cornerback William Gay (not injury related), wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (not injury related), and guard Ramon Foster (not injury related).

Speaking in his weekly radio appearance on Monday, Roethlisberger took the opportunity to rip the league's weekly Thursday night games for the same reasons that many others have spoken out about them in the past. Mariota has led the Titans on game-winning drives in three of their past four games.

"Thursday Night Football" has been controversial since its inception in 2006, but it doesn't appear to be going away any time soon.

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While fans may have been unimpressed by the style in which Pittsburgh won last weekend, the Las Vegas oddsmakers still seem to like what they see in the Steelers.

"It's miserable", Roethlisberger told The Fan. Just play Mondays and Sundays. "It's so tough on guys", said Roethlisberger.

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They are 7-0 over the past two seasons in games decided by four points or fewer and a seven-point start on the spread in Pennsylvania looks attractive with another close encounter very much on the cards.

The Steelers play the Titans at Heinz Field this Thursday. You've got to let your body recover a little bit. It's a tough thing to do.

It's remarkable that the league continues to turn a blind eye to these issues while the players basically beg for a reprieve from these games that are putting their health and careers at risk.

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