“I’m fine, thank you,” Roethlisberger said from his locker when asked about the foot Wednesday in preparing for a matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional playoff.
Roethlisberger is expected to get a full practice workload this week. Coach Mike Tomlin said the Steelers would monitor Roethlisberger’s foot closely, but he doesn’t anticipate any setbacks.
Roethlisberger got hurt on a passing play with 4:30 left and the Steelers holding a 30-12 lead over the Miami Dolphins. During his weekly news conference Tuesday, Tomlin took responsibility for calling the passing play in a three-score game.
Roethlisberger threw for 300 yards and five touchdowns in a 43-14 win over Kansas City in Week 4, but the quarterback stresses the Chiefs, the AFC’s No. 2 seed, are a different team now, with cornerbacks flying “everywhere” to the ball.
“It’s pretty special what their secondary can do,” Roethlisberger said.
Asked what’s most important to him when trying to get a win on the road, where the quarterback is 9-7 in his past 16 games, Roethlisberger simply said, “Winning — that’s all that matters to me.”