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Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass during warmups prior to the game against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field on September 7, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Fantasy Starters: Big Ben, Joe Flacco And Steve Smith

We look at this game from a fantasy football perspective and consider the players from both sides that should be placed in the lineup or benched.

09/11/2014

Eli Manning poses with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Giants defeated the Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Feb. 5, 2012. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Keidel: Unbelievably, Eli Remains The Most Under-Appreciated QB In NFL History

At the risk of redundancy, we enter another NFL season with a decorated quarterback trying to prove himself. Evidently, two Super Bowl rings don’t ring as loudly as they used to.

08/27/2014

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on from the bench against the New York Giants during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 9, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Ben Roethlisberger Needs To Stay Focused Amid Emmanuel Sanders Feud

So it is with my jaded view of the world that I address the Ben Roethlisberger – Emmanuel Sanders feud. Sanders said that his new quarterback, Peyton Manning, is a much better leader than his old quarterback, Big Ben. And thus the verbal jousting began, feathers flexed, talons out.

08/15/2014

Roger Goodell (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Kallas: Inconsistent Goodell Turns Rice Suspension Into National Disgrace

Commissioner Goodell repeatedly said “you have to respond to facts here” regarding Ray Rice’s suspension. Well, here are some facts.

08/04/2014

Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger

Keidel: Is Eli Manning Bigger Than Big Ben?

Both have ample hardware. If winning is still the quintessential QB metric, then Ben Roethlisberger is indeed better than Eli Manning, says Jason Keidel.

12/29/2013

Eli Manning (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Jones: Imagine If Eli Manning Vs. Philip Rivers Was Truly A Big Game

It’s a shame there won’t be more on the line when Eli Manning and the Giants take on Philip Rivers and the Chargers 10 years later.

12/06/2013

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 28: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens throws a first half pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on November 28, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Steelers Fall Short Against Ravens, 22-20

Justin Tucker kicked five field goals, and the Baltimore Ravens stopped a 2-point conversion with 1:03 left to survive a comeback bid by the Pittsburgh Steelers and escape with a 22-20 victory Thursday night.

11/28/2013

Ben Roethlisberger (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Keidel: Trading Big Ben Would Be A Big Blunder

There’s a baleful buzz around Big Ben and my beloved black & gold these days. Reports say that the mountainous QB is now a mutinous QB, demanding he be traded at the end of this season.

11/15/2013

Wide Receiver Stephen Hill of the New York Jets stretches for the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 13, 2013 at MetLife Stadium. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Jets Let Chances Slip By In Week 6 Loss To Steelers

Rex Ryan feels the Jets must strive for consistency. “We’re striving for consistency and we’re not quite there. We have to get there in a hurry,” Ryan said.

10/13/2013

Running Back Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers gets tackled by safety Antonio Allen #39 of the New York Jets on October 13, 2013 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Geno And The Jets Take A Step Back, Fall To 3-3 After Loss To Steelers

Geno Smith was intercepted twice as the Jets lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 19-6. Gang Green’s record now stands at 3-3.

10/13/2013

Geno Smith (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Winless Steelers Looking To Derail Geno Smith And The High-Flying Jets

“It’s a Mike Tomlin-coached football team, so we know they’re going to be prepared,” Jets head coach Rex Ryan said. “They’re going to be hungry coming in here.”

10/12/2013

Jim & John Harbaugh (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Keidel: Slumber Bowl — Breaking Down Deeper Meaning Of Super Bowl XLVII

If it’s hard to wrap your head around a final game framing Joe Flacco and Colin Kaepernick, coached by the gaseous Harbaugh brothers, you’re not alone.

01/25/2013

Bruce Arians (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Giglio: The NFL Coaching Carousel Is More Meaningful Than Ever

NFL owners have realized that finding the right guy on the sideline is cheaper, more stable and maybe even more impactful than the right guy under center.

01/18/2013

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Palladino: RGIII’s Improvement A Giant Headache

Lessons learned in Week 7 will take on even greater significance now as the Giants will try to put a stop to RGIII.

11/30/2012

Plaxico Burress (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Plaxico Burress Back With The Steelers

Plaxico Burress has gone back to where his career began. He re-joined the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday.

11/20/2012

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