Roethlisberger to start against Chargers

    2012-12-06 14:43

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will start on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.

Roethlisberger missed the last three weeks with a sprained right shoulder and dislocated rib but practiced for the second straight day on Thursday without incident. Roethlisberger said he felt ``good'' but declined to go into details. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley said he believes Roethlisberger can make all the necessary throws.

The Steelers (7-5) went 1-2 in Roethlisberger's absence, including a 23-20 victory over Baltimore last week behind backup Charlie Batch. Tight end Heath Miller said he hasn't noticed any drop off in velocity from Roethlisberger, who took ``90 percent'' of the snaps with the first team on Thursday.

Pittsburgh is tied with Cincinnati for the AFC's final wild card spot.

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