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Ben Roethlisberger sends best wishes to Steelers teammate Bud Dupree after ACL tear

Bud Dupree, Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers

Although the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers secure the team’s second victory of the season over the arch rival Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday afternoon, it wasn’t all positive for the surging AFC North franchise.

With veteran pass-rusher Bud Dupree reportedly suffering a torn ACL that will cost him the rest of the 2020 campaign, longtime Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was quick to wish his teammate well following Pittsburgh’s Week 12 win over the Ravens.

It is also worth noting that although Dupree is presently a key cog for the Steelers’ defense, one of the best units on either side of the line of scrimmage in the entire NFL this season, the seasoned defender is slated to become a free agent before the start of next season. Obviously suffering a season-ending injury of this magnitude if less than ideal in a contract year while it will be interesting to see how Pittsburgh handles this situation moving forward.

Thanks to the team’s ugly 19-14 Wednesday afternoon win over the Ravens, a game that was rescheduled what seemed like 10 times, the Steelers are now a perfect 11-0 on the season. Pittsburgh is the only remaining undefeated team left in the NFL and currently own the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC standings, which means that because of the league’s new 14-team playoff format, the Steelers would be the only AFC franchise to receive a first round bye in 2020-21.

However, the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs are not too far behind the surging Steelers at a nearly perfect 10-1 on the year.