“He’s got to be in the conversation when you’re talking about the best quarterbacks!” NFL Network game announcer Mike Mayock.

“The guy exemplifies toughness.” — Antonio Brown, post-game.

“I just didn’t want to let my guys down. It’s a close ballgame, we’re in a tight race right now, it’s an AFC North opponent. We were only up 7-3 so I was going to give it a go the best I could.” — Ben, post-game.

From NFL.com this morning:

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger played through a high left ankle sprain to lead the Steelers to a 14-3 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night.

Roethlisberger passed for 280 yards and two touchdowns, including a 79-yard scoring strike to Antonio Brown with 2:52 remaining, to help Pittsburgh win for the eighth time in its last nine games.

Roethlisberger went to the locker room for X-rays following a gruesome second-quarter sack, but he returned to start the second half, passing for 178 yards after the break.

The Steelers (10-3) moved a half-game ahead of the Baltimore Ravens in the race for the AFC North title.

You can read more and check out game highlights here.

You can check out a few game photos here.

You can watch Ben’s post-game interview here.

You can watch Ben’s interview with Michael Irvin here.

Injury Update: Ben suffered a high ankle sprain. MRI is expected today (Friday).