Ben Roethlisberger comes off a week on the COVID list to hit the road and face the Chargers.
Roethlisberger did test positive last Saturday, ahead of the tie with Detroit. But his quick return indicates we probably shouldn’t worry about any physical toll from his bout with the virus.
He returns to an offense that also gets WR Chase Claypool back. He missed the Lions game with a toe injury but practiced every day this week -- including full Friday participation -- and carries no injury status into the game.
The defense will miss S Minkah Fitzpatrick on the COVID list this week, along with EDGE T.J. Watt (hip, knee) and CB Joe Haden (foot). That’s not how you want to head into a meeting with Justin Herbert, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams.
L.A., meanwhile, gets S Nadir Adderley and CB Michael Davis back from injuries that sidelined them for Week 10. They return to face a Steelers offense that ranks just 25th in the league in scoring and 24th in yards.
Let’s get to the value charts …