PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 24: Charlie Batch #16 of the Pittsburgh Steelers drops back to pass against the St. Louis Rams during the Christmas Eve game on December 24, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Rams Vs. Steelers: Pittsburgh Keeps Pace In Playoff Race With 27-0 Win

Charlie Batch led the Steelers to a 27-0 win as they battle for a first-round bye. For more on this game, check out Steelers blog Behind The Steel Curtain and Rams blog Turf Show Times.

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Sam Bradford Injury: Rams QB Is Inactive

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is inactive versus the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 16. The team made the news official on Sunday morning when they announced their inactives for the game. Kellen Clemens will start in Bradford’s place for the second consecutive week.

Bradford is dealing with a high ankle sprain he originally suffered in October against the Green Bay Packers. He re-aggravated the injury in Week 14 against the Seattle Seahawks. This will be the fifth game Bradford has missed this season.

Ben Roethlisberger is not starting in this game. He is dealing with the same type of injury as Bradford, a high ankle sprain.

Kellen Clemens was added to the roster two weeks ago, as the Rams looked for answers at quarterback with Bradford hurting and A.J. Feeley no available because of a broken thumb. Clemens started last week against Cincinnati, completing 25 of 36 passes for 229 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.

For more on the Rams, check out Turf Show Times.

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Ben Roethlisberger Will Not Start Vs. Rams

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's Grade 1 sprain of his left ankle kept him from practicing all week and has him listed as "Questionable" for Saturday's game against the St. Louis Rams.

Veteran quarterback Charlie Batch will get the start, but Roethlisberger may dress and be available in case of an emergency.

Roethlisberger sustained the injury in the first half of a December 8 win over the Cleveland Browns, but was able to finish that game and played through the injury in Monday night's 20-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Roethlisberger was a game-time decision against the 49ers, and appeared to struggle in pregame warmups, but made the start anyway. Roethlisberger completed 25-of-44 pass attempts for 330 yards, but was intercepted three times, including twice in or near the end zone, in the loss.

The Steelers have already clinched a spot in the AFC Playoffs, and are currently tied with the Baltimore Ravens atop the AFC North.

For more on the Steelers and their quarterback situation heading into the playoffs, be sure to visit Behind The Steel Curtain.

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Rams Vs. Steelers: TV Schedule, Game Time Announcers And More

The Rams visit a potentially Roethlisberger-less Steelers team in Week 16, but still are heavy underdogs.

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NFL Odds And Lines Week 16: Rams Vs. Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers already have a playoff spot secure, but they are in a battle for the AFC North title with the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers should have few troubles against the St. Louis Rams this Saturday.

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