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The Steelers chances of the Playoffs are over; Should they trade Big Ben?

Today Big Ben Roethlisberger passed for 349 yards and three scores but the Steelers (5-8) lost their second straight game to all but end any outside shot of making the postseason. Antonio Brown raced into the end zone after a series of laterals on the final play, but officials ruled he stepped out before scoring.

Pittsburgh safety Troy Polamalu returned an interception 19 yards for a score with 8:05 into the third quarter to put the Steelers up 21-17, but his fifth career touchdown was overshadowed late. Polamalu and Cortez Allen both had a shot at Charles Clay on the winning score but couldn’t bring the 6-foot-3, 255-pound tight end to the ground.

It is another tough season for the Steelers, but will this be it for Big Ben? He has proven he can still play this game, but the bigger question is what can they get for him? If I was the GM for Pittsburgh, I would explore all options.

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