ESPN just reported that Ben Roethlisberger will be the Steelers' emergency QB for Sunday night's game against the Ravens. Dennis Dixon will start in his place with the recently signed Tyler Palko as the backup.
This likely gives the Ravens a significant advantage in that critical matchup. While the Ravens are desparate for a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Bengals could definitely use a Steelers loss to solidify the division. It is a bit bittersweet, however, as nobody likes to gain advantage through an injury (though the Steelers definitely relished in their advantage in the playoff game when Palmer went down...)
It looks like if the Bengals take care of business against the Browns, they could hold a two game advantage with the tiebreaker with 5 games to play.
Link is here: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4695497