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Big Ben ticks to his own clock

Originally Published: January 26, 2009
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- Stepping up in the pocket, Ben Roethlisberger scrambled to his left -- well, at 6-foot-5 and 241 pounds, maybe oozed is a better word -- and temporarily avoided the closing Baltimore Ravens' pass rush.

It was third-and-9 early in the second quarter of the AFC Championship Game and the Steelers quarterback was looking for his favorite target, Hines Ward. But because of a knee injury, Ward was unable to lose his man. Roethlisberger turned toward the right sideline, prepared ...

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