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Steelers keep finding a way to win

Now what?

What do the Steelers do now that Ben Roethlisberger will be out for a couple more weeks?

Well, to steal a phrase from the Raiders: Just win, baby.

Whether they're playing without Le'Veon Bell, Maurkice Pouncey, Martavis Bryant or Roethlisberger the first time, the Steelers are somehow finding a way to win.

The next man up, as coach Mike Tomlin likes to say, has stepped up.

Landry Jones did.

Well, he did what he needed to do -- get Antonio Brown the ball.

Now, Pittsburgh enters Cleveland week knowing they'll be without Big Ben -- this time with a sprained foot -- but also knowing they're in the driver's seat for a playoff spot.

If the season ended today, they'd be in.

They're 5-4, just behind the Jets (5-3) and just ahead of the Bills (4-4) and Raiders (4-4).

Anyone think they can't beat the dysfunctional Browns without Ben?

I know they can.

Then they get a bye. And a chance to regroup.

But one thing's for sure, they're still fighting.

And they're still in it.

So, just keep winning.


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