Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 7/4/13
During this week in which the United States celebrates its independence, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was in the country we declared independence from 237 years ago. Big Ben had his picture taken with his namesake clock in the background as part of a trip to London this week to promote the Steelers’ game against the Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium on Sept. 29. The Steelers have played preseason games in other countries, but this will be their first game abroad that counts. The NFL has played one regular-season game a year in London since 2007, and somehow it’s taken six years for the league to jump on the Big Ben angle. The Steelers-Vikings game in Week 4 is the first of two NFL regular-season games in London in 2013. The Jacksonville Jaguars play the San Francisco 49ers there Oct. 27, and the Jags will be playing one game a year in London for the next four years. Like an offense on a methodical, three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust drive, the NFL is slowly but surely
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