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Second-year QB flawless for Detroit-bound Steelers

So much of the Steelers' offensive success against the Broncos was a product of Ben Roethlisberger's magnificent play.

Updated: January 23, 2006, 2:34 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

DENVER -- These are the kind of games that, particularly for quarterbacks, make and break reputations.

And which, in some, but clearly not all cases, reinforce nicknames.

Ladies and gentlemen, at opposite ends of the spectrum on Sunday afternoon in the AFC Championship Game: "Big Ben" Roethlisberger, who played brilliantly for a third week in a row, leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 34-17 victory and into Super Bowl XL, and a man whose time has arrived. And the Denver ...

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