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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) in the third quarter of an NFL game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger left the game with a right shoulder injury. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) in the third quarter of an NFL game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger left the game with a right shoulder injury. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

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