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Northern Territory: Alleviating Big Ben

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AFC North news for 10-28-17

Baltimore Ravens v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Behind the Steel Curtain — Steelers

Film Room: Pound the rock to lighten the load on Ben Roethlisberger is the new Steelers formula

Remember when I kept saying Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t done?

I meant it because I knew he still had the talent to make these hole-shot throws between a safety and an underneath cornerback. His talent hasn’t diminished, but the Steelers were putting too much pressure on him by asking him to throw more than 30 times a game at age 35.

Cincy Jungle — Cincinnati Bengals

Film review: Bengals still can’t stop the run and Le’Veon Bell showed why

The offense, after repeating the same script from the Packers loss in overtime, has taken most of the blame for the result, but a strong Bengals defense that was near the top of every ranking wasn’t able to stop the Steelers offense when it mattered.

Sure, they held Roethlisberger to 14 completions on 24 attempts, but that was mostly because they couldn’t contain Le’Veon Bell, and Pittsburgh wasn’t in need of many passing first downs. The Bengals defense allowed quick scoring drives in the first quarter and at the beginning of the second, then the Steelers’ running back took over.

Dawgs By Nature — Cleveland Browns

Kenny Britt hates everything about playing in London

“I hated London, hated it. I hated it with a passion,” said Britt, who then elaborated, “I hated everything about it. I hated the flight. I hated us being there so long. I hated the flight back. I hated the food. You can ask my wife the same thing, and she’ll give you the same answer.” When pressed to provide anything he enjoyed about his previous trip, Britt only answered with, “Nothing.”