Steelers' burden shifts back to Ben Roethlisberger with Le'Veon Bell hurt

PITTSBURGH – You know things are really bad when a cringe-inducing knee injury to a team’s all-pro running back isn’t the worst play of their day.

No, there were two that topped it.

That distinction goes to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who threw two head-scratching interceptions in consecutive plays from scrimmage late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 16-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Six plays after the first pick, the Bengals scored the game-winning touchdown.

“Health-wise, I’m OK,” said Roethlisberger, playing in his first game since suffering a knee sprain in Week 3. “I’m obviously disappointed in the way that I played. I let this team down and I let the fans down. This is on me and I’m taking the blame and letting everyone know that I have to play better.”

He’s right. Roethlisberger completed 28 of his 45 passes for 262 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. He’s still one of the best quarterbacks in the…

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