Ben Roethlisberger just received some great news as he tries to stave off NFL retirement for at least on more game. When he and the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field on Super Wild Card Weekend for what they hope will be an upset over Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, they’ll do so with rookie first-round pick Najee Harris on the field. Harris missed two practice sessions this week with an elbow injury was initially listed as questionable on the Steelers injury report, but on Saturday, they removed that designation entirely — meaning Harris will start Sunday night.
That’s huge news for a Steelers offense that needs the proficiency of Harris on the field if they’re to shock the world at Arrowhead Stadium under the white-hot lights of primetime football, with Harris entering the game having rushed for 1,200 yards and seven touchdowns this season while adding a robust 467 receiving yards and three receiving TDs to his rookie resume as well.
For while it’s Roethlisberger who continues to own the spotlight in what will reportedly be his final season in the league, the fact is the Steelers offense goes as Harris does, and the Chiefs must now account for that fact if they’re to stave off any type of potential upset this weekend.