SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 19: Safety Ryan Clark #25 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)
Given what is at stake for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it comes as no surprise that Ben Roethlisberger would rather play than rest his injured ankle.
With the St. Louis Rams two games away from ending a very disappointing 2011 season, they won't be taking the same chance with their prized quarterback.
With or without Roethlisberger, the Steelers look to stay in the hunt for one of the AFC's top seeds this Saturday versus a visiting Rams club hoping to avoid its second six-game losing streak of the season.
The CBSSports.com experts all think the Steelers will be victorious. The ESPN experts all agree that Pitt will win as well.
Peter King thinks the Steelers will win, though they probably won't play Big Ben.
Sitting Ben Roethlisberger is likely. A week too late, if you ask me.
To learn the latest about this game, visit Rams blog Turf Show Times and Steelers blog Behind the Steel Curtain. Make sure to check out SB Nation NFL to stay up to date on the rest of the league.