PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger, cheered loudly during his first game in 9 1/2 months, shook off the rust from his four-game suspension to throw three touchdown passes, and the Pittsburgh Steelers shut down a depleted Cleveland Browns offense during a 28-10 victory Sunday.
With the Steelers (4-1) leading 7-3 but backed up to their own 4 late into the third quarter, Roethlisberger -- flashing the big-play ability his team lacked without him -- completed passes of 50 yards to Mike Wallace and 36 yards to Heath Miller on successive plays.
Three plays later, Hines Ward fought through two potential tacklers on an 8-yard touchdown catch that made it 14-3 and gave the Steelers' defense all the points needed on a mostly dominating day. The Browns fell to 1-5.
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