Big Ben exits loss to undergo concussion protocol


The end of Ben Roethlisberger's fascinating performance in Seattle ended with an injury scare. We'll have to see if the injury remains a story for the Steelers moving forward.

Roethlisberger left Sunday's 39-30 loss to the Seahawks with just over two minutes remaining to undergo the concussion protocol. He left to go the locker room after suffering the injury. It's unclear which play caused the injury -- the team later announced Big Ben self-reported his symptoms -- but Roethlisberger's final snap of the afternoon was a failed run on third-and-goal.

Now 6-5, the Steelers have to deal with another difficult loss and more injury questions at quarterback. Roethlisberger threw for 456 yards, but was picked off twice while marching the Steelers up and down the field. He is the best deep ball passer in football, and showed it off on Sunday on throws to Martavis Bryant and Markus Wheaton.

Pittsburgh hosts the Colts next week before a big game in Cincinnati. The Steelers are currently tied for the AFC's last wild-card spot, but are currently on the outside looking in. Roethlisberger last had a recorded concussion in 2009, which caused him to miss the game.