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Le'Veon Bell: We can't panic without Roethlisberger

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Backup Landry Jones will take over in Roethlisberger's stead.

This time around, Suh is accused of nailing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the knee. "We've have to do a good job of just knowing where he's at all times". "In all seriousness... we understand the "next man up motto" doesn't matter".

Roethlisberger's history of playing through injury suggests we should expect him back sooner rather than later. "It's no different with Landry".

If not, if the Patriots do the expected and Jones can't keep up, look for the crowd to get ugly in its calls for Mettenberger. That belief hasn't wavered.

Seems as though Le'Veon Bell has experienced almost as many problems off the field as he's posed on it during his four-year National Football League career. "Right now, I'm on this team". It's going to be a great challenge for the whole defense and even for me. I've played with him a lot. And I want to win the game.

"Very athletic, very quick in space, shifty, has real good moves to kind of get away from defenders whether it's guys trying to tackle him or guys trying to cover him".

Throw in linebacker Ryan Shazier - like Gronkowski a physical marvel - and the balky knee that's kept him out of the lineup for a month plus a pass rush that's been more rumor than fact in Pittsburgh's two losses (zero sacks) and the prospect of facing a dominant Brady seems like a mismatch. Brock Osweiler did it while subbing for Peyton Manning last November, a performance that helped swing home-field advantage to the Broncos in the playoffs and Osweiler land a $72 million contract from Houston in the offseason.

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To accomplish the feat of taking down the New England Patriots the Steelers will need positive contributions from all three phases of the team. They haven't given up more than 16 points in any of their home games, and they won their last four home games in 2015 by an average of 16.5 points, including a victory over the eventual Super Bowl champions.

STEELERS Jones is 32-56-513 with 3-4 TD-INT ratio in 11 appearances in place of Roethlisberger. Shazier, Pittsburgh's most dynamic defender, hasn't played since Week 3, while Gilbert's left ankle is still aching from a Week 4 win over Kansas City. He started two games previous year after Roethlisberger and Michael Vick were injured, and won one of them. Roethlisberger's injury clouds his team's situation dramatically, though the Steelers aren't exactly rattled. When Gradkowski went on injured reserve with a torn hamstring in August, Jones survived once again.

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Yet Jones did his best to reassure his teammates that everything will be OK while Roethlisberger recuperates. Make no mistake, he's going out there swinging.

Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he would meet with the medical staff later that afternoon to discuss Green's status. "For me, I have to go out there and cut it loose and play like that".

Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell presents a strong case for being the top running back in the National Football League today.

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