Steelers Linebacker James Harrison Suspended 1 Game
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been suspended 1 game by the NFL after his illegal hit (pictured left) on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy last Thursday. The hit marked the fifth illegal hit against a quarterback in the past three seasons by Harrison. The Steelers will be without Harrison for Monday night's game in San Francisco.
The 49ers are currently tied with the New Orleans Saints for the second to best record in the NFC, but hold the current tiebreaker in terms of playoff seeding because of their overall conference record. Saints fans would prefer if Harrison wasn't suspended, as the Steelers will be short handed against the Niners. Their quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, is currently battling a high ankle sprain.