The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense is capable of airing it out on any snap, even despite Le’Veon Bell’s expansive workload as a running back.

In 12 games, Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t matched the otherworldly yardage of 2015, when he averaged a league-high 328 passing yards per game. But entering Sunday’s matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals, many of his 271 yards per game are stretching the field vertically.
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Roethlisberger’s average pass attempt is traveling 8.7 yards downfield, the fifth-longest distance in the NFL. That’s a few yards short of last year’s 9.98, but this year’s average doesn’t tell the whole story.
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On throws traveling at least 25 yards in the air, Roethlisberger easily has the league’s most attempts with 50, seven of which converted to touchdowns. The next-closest is Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who had 32 attempts before Monday’s game against the New England Patriots.

“I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her the moment I met her,” Running said.

On Saturday, ahead of the Vikings’ game against the Colts, Running and Momany, who now live in Denver, flew to Minnesota and took a trip to the stadium. A friend had come ahead of time and cleared the space where the brick was, pulling back the snow in the shape of a heart.

“It was the best $170 I ever spent,” Running said.

The Bengals have firmly and repeatedly said they were past all of the things that led to a late-game meltdown against the Steelers (9-5) in the playoffs last year. But when it came down to it, the Bengals couldn’t keep their cool when they needed to most.