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Despite fever, Big Ben starts vs. Jaguars

Updated: September 19, 2006, 2:39 AM ET
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Ben Roethlisberger started in the Steelers' 9-0 loss at Jacksonville on Monday night.

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Despite running a fever -- with his temperature reaching as high as 104 degrees around 2 p.m. -- and wearing protective padding around his midsection, Roethlisberger returned to Pittsburgh's lineup, barely two weeks after an emergency appendectomy. He completed 17 of 32 passes for 141 yards, was sacked twice and was knocked down several more times by a dominating Jaguars defense.

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