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Roethlisberger adds to his tough-guy legend in Steelers victory

The legend of Big Ben grew before our eyes Thursday night on NFL Network, as Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger appeared to get knocked out of the game with a painful foot injury, only to return after halftime and lead his team to a hard-fought victory over the Cleveland Browns that kept their hopes of a division title alive.

Here's what else is on tap for Friday:

» Jason Smith tells you what to expect this weekend with his Viewer's Guide, and Albert Breer offers up his picks for Week 14.

» Get ready for all of Week 14's action with's exclusive Game Center, features stories, stats, videos and more.

» Two of the NFL's most feared defenders are another year older today, as Deacon Jones turns 73 and Dick Butkus turns 69. Also celebrating birthdays today are the Packers' Ryan Grant (29), the 49ers' David Akers (37) and Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett (56).

» Dan Marino set the single-season passing-yardage mark in 1984. Twenty-seven years later, three QBs are on pace to break it. Pat Kirwan examines what each is facing in his final four games.

» Bucky Brooks ranks the top pass catchers in college football. And Bucky concludes his series Friday by ranking college football's top quarterbacks.

» Friday is your last chance to have your say in who wins top honors for last weekend's games by voting for the NFL's Hardest-Working Man, Rookie of the Week, Air & Ground Players of the Week, and Never Say Never Moment of the Week. And don't forget to fill out your Pro Bowl ballot.

» The Giants' road to the postseason could begin with a crucial victory in Dallas Sunday night. Find out some other teams that have what it takes to earn big wins on the road this week.

» The Colts haven't won a game without Peyton Manning. That's why NFL Magazine, which hits newsstands Tuesday, argues the QB should be considered the league's most valuable player for the fifth time.

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