FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) prepares to take the snap in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger is back. The Steelers ho
Keith Srakocic, File
November 01, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger was back in the starting lineup on Sunday after missing four games with a sprained left knee.

Roethlisberger had a little swelling in the knee last week, but wanted to play in a pivotal AFC North game against the Bengals (6-0). The Steelers (4-3) needed a win to stay in contention for a second straight division title. Roethlisberger is 16-6 against the Bengals.

Cincinnati got middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict back on the active roster for the game. He missed the first six games while recovering from offseason knee surgery and was added to the active roster on Saturday. The Bengals plan to work him in slowly, increasing his role each game.

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