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Roethlisberger offense is making progress despite roller coaster season

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    In the falling snow, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)The Associated Press

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    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Paul Soliai (96) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)The Associated Press

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is having a career year.

He is on pace to set personal highs in attempts, completions and yards passing and has a chance to set a new benchmark for touchdowns.

While Roethlisberger would trade the gaudy statistics for a couple more wins, he believes the Steelers (5-8) have plenty to play for over the season's final three weeks.

Roethlisberger has never been on a team that finished with a losing record in his life and he remains focused on extending that streak.

Wide receiver Antonio Brown says Roethlisberger's approach has not changed even as Pittsburgh's playoff prospects have dimmed.

Pittsburgh hosts AFC North leader Cincinnati (9-4) on Sunday night.

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