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35-Percent Chance Roethlisberger Plays

As the football-following world waits for the puff of white smoke that will let us all know whether Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be riding a white horse (a really big white horse) in to M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday to save his team for another batch (see what I did there?) of turnovers, the most specific report regarding his availability has emerged.

ESPN?s Ed Werder reports that Roethlisberger has a 35-percent chance of playing.

Though we?re not quite sure how anyone has arrived at that number, each team has to engage in a similar exercise every week. ?Doubtful? means there?s a 25-percent chance a player will play. ?Questionable? connotes to a 50-50 coin flip. (Despite popular belief, ?probable? doesn?t mean 75 percent, but that there?s a virtual certainty the player will be available for normal duty.)

For more on this story visit: Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk


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