Ben Roethlisberger rails against Thursday Night Football

Ben Roethlisberger rails against Thursday Night Football

The QB is less than thrilled about the idea of players having to turn around and play a game just four days after a grueling Sunday, which has led to an increase in injuries and teams that mostly look unprepared and sloppy compared to how they would perform on Sundays.

The downside for the players is that if the league were to drop "Thursday Night Football", that would eliminate the huge rights fee that comes with it and subsequently drive down the salary cap, meaning less money for the players. That's a huge reason why so many Thursday night games are just crap to watch.

"Yeah, it's miserable. It's awful".

Just like the Steelers, they have made winning games look hard but head coach Mike Mullarkey has described his players as "resilient" and a touchdown from DeMarco Murray - his third of the game - just about sealed the deal against the Bengals.

"Well, it is a challenge, but at the same time you've just got to continue to prepare and get ready to go".

Roethlisberger said players need a full week to recover, describing Thursday games as "miserable" and "terrible". I don't know many players that like it. When you go on such a short week, man, it's not good. It's a tough thing to do.

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"I'm sure the Titans would say the same thing", he said.

What does he expect from LeBeau's defense on Thursday night?

Every week in the NFL, there seems to be at least one new player out there who's unhappy with playing football on Thursdays, and this week that player is Ben Roethlisberger.

Dry and chilly conditions are forecast as the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Tennessee Titans this Thursday evening at Heinz Field. The Steelers now hold the tiebreaker for having the better record against the conference (5-1 vs. 4-1). Walker and Mariota are also questionable to make an appearance in this game so the odds are definitely going in favor of the Steelers even if the Titans do come out on top in the rivalry between these two.

"It is a tough turnaround physically because it's such a demanding sport, demanding game", Roethlisberger said, via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. It's not that he's wrong, it's that he's focused too much on the problems with the game instead of just accepting that he needs to deal with something that's really beyond his control as an individual player.

Game day. This is what you live for.

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