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Heath Miller

Resilient Roethlisberger keeps Steelers rolling

Most days when the starting quarterback limps off the field, the resulting emotion as the backup jogs out to the huddle isn't relief.

Sunday, however, wasn't most days. And Ben Roethlisberger isn't most backups.

Wearing a modified cleat to protect his sprained left foot, Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers tormented the Cleveland Browns yet again in a 30-9 triumph that sent the Steelers surging into their bye week while providing a reminder that even on one good leg, Roethlisberger remains at the height of his considerable powers.

Roethlisberger laid out the proof over three sometimes spectacular hours, throwing for 379 yards and three scores and hardly looking...