After Ben Roethlisberger's return and a home win against the Browns, here's how the Steelers fared in the media's NFL Week 7 Power Rankings:
SBNation.com: No. 3 (last week: No. 4).
Ben Roethlisberger threw three TDs in his return to the field. It's hard to believe that this team actually got better in Week 6 with his return.
FOXSports.com: No. 1 (last week: No. 2).
I've seen saying for weeks that once Ben Roethlisberger was back behind center that they could go on a long winning streak. They weren't exactly dominant against the Browns, but the Steelers are healthy for a change on both sides of the ball.
FanHouse: No. 2 (Last week: No. 3).
Now that Ben Roethlisberger is back, the Steelers are much more dangerous. They still have the Saints, Patriots, and a trip to Baltimore on the schedule, so it won't be easy, but Pittsburgh can establish themselves as a contender.
Peter King / Sports Illustrated: No. 1:
There were some rough moments, and Roethlisberger threw a very poor early interception, but the way he spread it around (TD throws to Mike Wallace, Heath Miller and Hines Ward) and kept the running game going are great long-term signs for the Steelers.
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