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CLEVELAND -- Ben Roethlisberger was convinced he was going to be a Cleveland Brown. Danny Santana Twins Jersey . He got lucky.Call it his first escaped sack.Pittsburghs prodigious quarterback grew up in Ohio, and as the 2004 draft neared and after a workout for Cleveland, he thought the Browns would select him in the first round. Instead, Cleveland traded up and took tight end Kellen Winslow with the No. 6 overall pick.I am kind of over that, Big Ben joked this week as the Steelers prepared to face the rival Browns, a team Roethlisberger has dominated like no other during his NFL career.The Browns havent recovered.Roethlisberger, perhaps more than any other player, any failed draft or any miserable season, best symbolizes Clevelands general ineptitude since returning to the league in 1999. While the Steelers have thrived with the sturdy Roethlisberger behind center and won two Super Bowls, the Browns have gone through 26 starting quarterbacks in 17 years and still havent solved their QB riddle.Consider that since 2004, the Steelers are 130-71 in the regular season and have won five division titles, three AFC championships and those two Super Bowls. The Browns are 61-141 and have finished last in the AFC North 10 times.I mean I wasnt here when they made the mistake of not drafting him, obviously, said Browns left tackle and perennial Pro Bowl lock Joe Thomas. But it wouldve been great if we did.Adding insult, Roethlisberger is 20-2 -- 19-2 in games hes started -- against the Browns (0-10), who are off to the worst start in their 66-year history and will be facing a snarling Steelers team that has lost four straight and is desperate for a win.This is still a huge rival for me, especially me personally, Roethlisberger said. It is Ohio. It is the Browns. I thought I was going to go to the Browns. For me, this is AFC North football. This is a huge rivalry for us.The numbers say otherwise. The Steelers are 28-6 against the Browns since 99 and their towel-waving fans are certain to overrun FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday, which has been an annual event on the shores of Lake Erie.The Steelers, though, havent been themselves of late as a 4-1 start has been erased with only the third four-game losing streak in coach Mike Tomlins tenure. They cant afford many more losses, let alone one to the browbeaten Browns.Roethlisberger should be able to fix that.NAME GAME: The Browns have paraded quarterback after quarterback onto the field, so many in fact that Roethlisberger wouldnt even attempt trying to name them all.No chance, he said on a conference call before playing along and rattling off a buddy of mine Bruce Gradkowski, Josh McCown, Robert Griffin III and Colt McCoy.There have been a whole bunch of them that I have faced, he said. I would love to look at the numbers of which quarterback I actually played the most because I feel like it was almost a different one every time.For the record, Derek Anderson (4) faced him more than any other Browns QB.ROAD WOES: The Steelers have been dynamic at home since offensive coordinator Todd Haley came on board in 2012, but have struggled replicating that success on the road. Not even Roethlisberger is immune. Hes thrown 10 touchdown passes against 14 interceptions outside Heinz Field since the start of 2015 and is under .500 (15-18) in road starts since Haley joined the staff, compared to 24-9 at home during that same span.HUE BETTER BELIEVE IT: The Browns may be down for now, but coach Hue Jackson said it wont be for long.The losing has been difficult on Jackson, who said he sometimes wakes up wondering `What am i doing? But as hard as it is for him to lose games to division contemporaries such as Cincinnatis Marvin Lewis, Baltimores John Harbaugh and Tomlin, Jackson is banking on flipping the script.They better enjoy it now, because it is not going to be like this very long, Jackson said, I promise you that.HELP WANTED: While do-everything wide receiver Antonio Brown is on pace for another 120-catch season, hes getting little help. While Brown currently has an NFL-high 69 receptions, no other Pittsburgh wide receiver has more than 23. Injuries to Eli Rogers, Sammie Coates, Markus Wheaton and Darrius Heyward-Bey havent helped, but the inability for anyone other than running back LeVeon Bell to emerge as a consistent receiving threat has created trouble in recent weeks.PRYOR COMMITMENT: Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor grew up in Jeanette, Pennsylvania, the heart of Steelers country. So, of course, he rooted for them?No, he said. Barry Sanders. I was all about Barry.Pryor, though, appreciates the black and gold and what it would mean for the Browns to beat them.It is a great organization, he said. That is somewhere we want to be, and we want to be great and bring championships here, and I think we can, but this is the test, first test. Weve got to beat them.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ;Joe Mauer Twins Jersey . Anthony Davis had 31 points and 17 rebounds in his seventh straight game with more than 20 points, but that was only enough to keep the Pelicans competitive into the final minutes. Andrew Bogut had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Golden State, which rebounded from a loss a night earlier in Oklahoma City and snapped a two-game skid. Bert Blyleven Jersey . Manuel was offered a position the day he was fired. He accepted earlier this week and the team made the announcement Friday. http://www.baseballtwinsgear.com/Glen-Perkins-Jersey/ . Pence singled in the winning run with no outs in the ninth inning to give the Giants a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. SACRAMENTO -- After numerous children expressed appreciation to Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins for giving them a Christmas shopping spree, he expressed appreciation to his coach for supporting him.On Sunday, Kings coach Dave Joerger called The Sacramento Bees coverage of Cousins recent verbal confrontation with Bee columnist Andy Furillo ridiculous.I appreciate it. I think he understands where Im coming from, Cousins told The Undefeated. I dont really think it had anything to do with him trying to show that he has his players back. I generally think he understands where Im coming from.The Bee published video of Cousins cursing out Furillo last week over a newspaper column about the two-time NBA All-Stars recent involvement in an alleged assault on a couple at a New York City nightclub. The newspaper also labeled Cousins a bully and detailed other incidents in a piece written by its executive editor.Cousins showed appreciation for his coachs support after his fifth annual Santa Cuz event Monday night in Sacramento, at which he gave $200 shopping sprees to 100 underprivileged local children.Cousins said Joerger ccould relate to his situation because the first-year Kings coach also said Sunday he was unhappy with a Bee story in August that stated the names and ages of the coachs wife and two children in a story about his new home in a Sacramento suburb. Minnesota Twins Jerseys. Of course, he dealt with a similar situation with the same people, Cousins said. He gets it. I respect him for that. I respect him for speaking out. He doesnt have to. He went about it the right way. He spoke out on it. I respect him for that.Joerger had said of Cousins Sunday, This guy is the face of our franchise. Hes done and said some things that he wishes he could do over. Hes improved; hes gotten better. But to go and use other reporters, third person, Oh, he bullies his coaches or he bullies -- that is crap. And to put it out there like that, that is ridiculous.Cousins declined comment specifically on the Furillo incident. Ill let it be, Cousins said.A Kings spokesman said he would not talk about the New York City nightclub incident. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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