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The Injury Threat

With Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback and with their new interest in passing, the Pittsburgh Steelers had become the NFL's team to beat this season in the run for the Super Bowl after his passes had been the principal weapon in a dramatic 24-22 win over San Diego Monday night. Then, with little over a minute remaining in the game, Roethlisberger went down with a gruesome-looking knee injury and Pittsburgh's season hung in the balance. When they boarded their Pittsburgh-bound charter early today, the Steelers could look back on Big Ben's big night in California knowing that with either of their other quarterbacks, Tommy Maddox or Charlie Batch, they would be just another team...

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