Seeing the Bengals (8-3-1) on the other side of the line of scrimmage generally helps. Roethlisberger is 14-6 against Cincinnati in his career and is typically at his best late in the year. Roethlisberger is 31-13 in games played after Dec. 1, though the Steelers have split with the Bengals in each of the last two years.
''I've been here a long time and so it's easy for me to know what this game means and what this part of the season means,'' he said. ''We'll keep an eye on the young guys and make sure that they understand the importance of it as well.''
A victory Sunday and Pittsburgh is right back in the mix for the division title. A loss and the Steelers likely need to win out to have any shot at the playoffs. As explosive as the offense has looked at times, Pittsburgh is averaging just 18.3 points a game on the road compared to 35 at home. It's a disparity that Roethlisberger knows needs to even out.
''We're a confident group,'' he said. ''We feel that we've got some players that are some of the best playmakers in the game of football. We just need to come out and execute and play good football when it counts.''
NOTES: LB James Harrison (knee), tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and safety Troy Polamalu (illness) also did not practice on Wednesday. ... Rookie LB Ryan Shazier was a full participant and should play for the first time in a month barring a setback.
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A Decade in Cyberspace, NFL Reaps More
It would be perhaps the only institution on the ground. If technology is a reality, then there is no reason to ignore the realities of life. Yes, you can just log in to www.NFL.com and you will see for yourself what intellectuals do digitally. This site was initially produced in 2001 and was hosted since then. In 2006 the national football league said it would entirely consider operating the site, appreciate developments in technology and improve its content and infrastructure.
The first ever major redesign was observed in 1999 during the redesign of the website to have a new and modern look and introduce an element of feedback which by 2001 was not as elaborate. Another refurbished was launched in 2007 for appearance and aesthetic values ever since the time it had been hosted and operated by CBs sports time six years down the line. Prior to this time, it is estimated that the design expenses reached over 120 million dollars in a five year period.
Explaining the need for a better website as had been developed, the NFL digital media and media strategy senior vice president Brian Rolapp said that is such a time of rapidly changing digital settings, NFL website was a vital opportunity to control all resourceful content enabling the building of the strategic site as a media asset. He also said that it was an avenue for fans to look forward for an always informative, interactive and entertaining site which was built with the expertise of NFL and its in-house media outlets which are NFL films and NFL network.
Not just that, in 2008, with interest to work together, NFL proclaimed that they would jointly with Univision Online to operate and manage NFLatino.com which would be powered by Univision.com, the official Spanish language site in the US for the NFL and would feature video game briefs, live broadcasts on radio, football fantasy, diaries for Hispanic player, insiders view of the 32 teams in NFL and up to date statistics.
The site received sports Emmy nominations that were pronounced in 2009 as recognition for its online live video and audio broadcasts from NFL networks on Thursday and Saturday football on NFL.com. The network was praised and awarded for its new and outstanding approaches towards live broadcasts especially the structure of the play, 360 degree analysis of games within the week and generation of new interests.
It was also to start broadcasting on the website all NBC Sunday night soccer games. In the previous year 2007, their broadcast had been provided an Emmy Award nomination for complimentary live broadcast which had included semi on NFL networks eight game package, run to the playoffs together with an increased network analysis.