Big Ben back on track 

December, 8, 2006
12/08/06
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The Steelers put on the type of dominating performance we have become accustomed to seeing on both sides of the ball their 27-7 win over the Browns. Cleveland was no match. Finding a hole in the game Pittsburgh played is not easy.

Ben Roethlisberger
Roethlisberger
And perhaps the most encouraging thing was the poise, confidence and efficiency of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He has been through a career's worth of tough breaks this season, but he has always held his head high and never deflected blame for his actions or play on the field. Roethlisberger's passes against the Browns cut the wind with ease and he delivered the football crisply and with velocity.

His passes had touch and his timing was exceptional, considering that his two starting receivers watched the game from the sidelines. He was fearless, made plays and bought time with his feet, stepping into his throws no matter who was in his face. He didn't have to worry much, though, because Pittsburgh's offensive line was fantastic in both pass protection and their dominating running game.


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