Game Spotlight: Good Chalk in Pittsburgh
Game Spotlight: Good Chalk in Pittsburgh

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Sunday

Pittsburgh (7-5-1) vs. New England (9-4), 4:25

Open: 52 O/U, NE -2.5
Live: 54 O/U, NE -2.5

Because Nothing Can Be Simple we have here a matchup that would at a glance be an obvious powderkeg of fantasy potential, but Ben Roethlisberger's nagging rib ailment threatens to complicate the script to some extent. To be clear, Roethlisberger is absolutely going to play and there are no indications that there is any particular concern over his ability to play. Plus, the guy has an obnoxiously long history of playing hurt, and playing very well in many of those cases. He's also at home, which is a huge reassurance. With the Steelers making a desperate push for playoff viability, the urgency is also a plus. But Roethlisberger looked goofy on a number of throws even back during the Denver game in Week 12, and last week he missed 19 snaps with Josh Dobbs playing in his place.

Because of the venue and the stakes of this matchup, I

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