Should the outcome of the Ravens-Chargers game on Sunday affect whether Big Ben plays on Monday?
I think the prospect of Ben playing is a smokescreen by the Steelers. If he really does have a high ankle sprain, there's no way in fucking hell he's playing this week. For a pro athlete, it takes at least a month of rest and rehab to recover from that injury. If you're part cyborg, maybe you can come back hobbled in a couple weeks.
At this point, I'd sit Ben, Pouncey and anybody else that isn't damn close to 100%. Let them all heal up for the playoffs. They're not getting a bye, anyway, so might as well just get the walking wounded back into game shape. They're gonna need the extra rest being a 5 or 6 seed.