Steelers will Face Cassel at QB Monday Night, Not Quinn

The Steelers will line up against Matt Cassel when Kansas City takes the field in Pittsburgh on Monday night, as he will start instead of former Browns QB Brady Quinn.

Quinn has not been cleared for contact following his concussion and will miss his second straight start Monday night. Cassel was the starter the first five games of the season before sustaining a concussion and then losing the job during the bye week.

Quinn was hurt early in the Chiefs’ loss to Oakland on Oct. 28. He missed Thursday night’s game at San Diego, when Kansas City dropped to 1-7 with its fifth straight loss.

Cassel rallied the Chiefs to a win over the Steelers in KC back in 2009, while last season the team beat KC at Arrowhead beating Tyler Palko, who played for the injured Cassel.

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  • George H

    Quinn or Cassel, it shouldn’t really matter who starts on Monday night. Both are pretty inferior talent that the Steelers should have their way with. However, this has a classic trap-game written all over it with Baltimore next week and coming off a big win against NYG. Lets hope the Steelers play within themselves, take care of business and get out of Monday night healthy for our big match up with Baltimore next week.

  • DrGeorge

    I’m sure Tomlin shares your concern, George H. I suspect he will rest more of his veterans than just A. Brown, and if the team gives him a decent half-time lead, I think he will play his backups where he can. That would be the preferred scenario to keep the starters fresh for Baltimore. But the first order of business is to win, and the second is not to sustain injuries. The guys know all this and will be ready; and it is a Monday night game. None of them want to be embarrassed in a featured game with whole NFL watching. The Steelers will do fine.

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