Starting center Maurkice Pouncey (ACL, MCL) and inside linebacker Larry Foote (ruptured biceps) both are believed to be out for the season for the Steelers after being knocked out of the game. The knee injury that ended Pittsburgh running back LaRod Stephens-Howling's day also might require surgery, NFL Media's Aditi Kinkhabwala reported Sunday.
Jerry Gray's Titans defense sacked Ben Roethlisberger five times, prevented the Steelers' offense from generating a first down in the third quarter and held Pittsburgh to its fewest single-game points since late in the 2011 season. "Making the Leap" candidateZach Brown led the way for the Titans with two sacks and eight tackles.
Banished to the doghouse after two first-half fumbles, Isaac Redman was forced back into the game following Stephens-Howling's injury. There's no immediate backfield help on the horizon, as Kinkhabwala reports Bell has yet to graduate from jogging to cutting on his injured foot. Don't be surprised if free agent Jonathan Dwyer is brought back.