Good news for the Pittsburgh Steelers -- Troy Polamalu is expected to play. His status was uncertain with an ankle injury but he practiced this week and it appears he'll be ready to roll.
Polamalu has been dinged up late in the season missing two of the final three games due to injury. He's the best player on Pittsburgh's talented defense so his presence is obviously critical to the game. The Steelers aren't the same defense without him so even a less than 100 percent Polamalu is worth having on the field.
The Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. It's hard picture Polamalu missing this game so plan on seeing him out there.