Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is well aware of what he'll be up against this weekend when Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley and the Detroit Lions pay a visit.

Roethlisberger says a quarterback can "end up dead" if he's not careful against Detroit's defensive line. Suh says he figures he has to take that as a compliment.

Suh and Fairley are indeed a tandem to be feared this season. Drafted in the first round a season apart, they're anchoring a defense that is a big part of why the Lions are in first place in the NFC North.