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Big Ben looms large in relief role against Browns

Who had Ben Roethlisberger setting the NFL record for most yards by a backup in their office pool?


As in 379 yards passing. In a relief role.

That's one heck of a day.

Of course, it helps having two stellar wideouts like Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant to throw to.

Yeah, and it's nice having the Browns on the other side, too, simply to add to the fun.

Now the Steelers get a much-needed break before heading to Seattle.

And, if you're keeping track at home, the Steelers (6-4) lead the Bills (5-4) and Jets (5-4) in the wild-card standings.


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