ST. LOUIS -- For far too long, it's been the most fait accompli scenario in football: If Ben Roethlisberger goes down, the Steelers are done.
And it just might be that they are.
It just might be that, at 2:04 p.m. Central time, when the franchise quarterback was cut down to the Edward Jones Dome turf by St. Louis safety Mark Barron, when he rolled and writhed in clutching his left knee, when he was carted off to the locker room, the 2015 season ended before it really began.
But I just don't think so.
I really don't think we've seen the last of the Steelers as a contender.
Nor, I dare say without playing doctor, have we seen the last of Roethlisberger.