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QBing the Pittsburgh Steelers: The Ben Roethlisberger Paradox

Article By on 29th June, 2009

... benchmark for all contemporary NFL dynasties.

The ingredients were as follows:

1. A dominant defense.
2. A powerful running game.
3. An efficient passing game.

The defense was the bedrock of the team, upon which everything else would be built.

On offense, the running game was the preferred method of advancing the football down the field, not because the QB couldn't be trusted, but because running the football is the most fundamental, low-risk method of advancing it.

The passing game was basically used as a secret weapon, emerging only whenever it was absolutely needed. If the offense faced third-and-long, the pass was used to move the chains and keep a drive going.

If the defense allowed more point...

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