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The Pittsburgh Steelers run game is not what it used to be. During the 2005 season the Steelers won a Super Bowl behind Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis and the run game. They passed the ball only when they needed too and Ben Roethlisberger only averaged 15 completions per game during the regular season. In comparison Roethlisberger averaged almost 24 completions per game in 2012 including only nine against the Chiefs in the game when he was injured. Roethlisberger was drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft and has been their starting quarterback for all but two of those games (not including games missed by injury). When the Steelers drafted Roethlisberger he was meant to sit behind Tommy Maddux for a season before taking over as the starter. However, an injury to Maddux in the second week of the 2004 season forced Roethlisberger into NFL action sooner than planned. The Steelers lost that week 2 match-up to the Baltimore Ravens and Roethlisberger became the ...
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