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SUNDAY’S LATE NFL GAME

Pittsburgh Steelers beat Cincinnati Bengals

CINCINNATI — The top two running backs were gone. So were two offensive linemen. Safety Troy Polamalu was sitting on the bench along with all those other injured Steelers.

So, what exactly did Pittsburgh have left? A determined defense. Some reserve running backs. And Ben Roethlisberger.

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