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Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin expects Ben Roethlisberger to return in Week 8 vs. Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't had Ben Roethlisberger in the lineup since Week 3 against the St. Louis Rams. That all is expected to change in Week 8 against the Bengals.

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Coming into the 2015 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers and their fan base were preparing themselves for one of the greatest offenses in franchise history. If everyone was on the field together, the unit would essentially be unstoppable. Ben Roethlisberger, Martavis Bryant, Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams and Heath Miller would make for an untoppable offense behind a much improved offensive line. The only problem is, the unit has never been on the field all at the same time.

Whether it was Le'Veon Bell's suspension, Martavis Bryant's suspension and week absence due to injury or Roethlisberger's 4-game absence due to a sprained MCL ligament in his knee, this unit has yet to put a complete product on the field.

That all can change in a week as Mike Tomlin stated following the team's 23-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs he expects Roethlisberger back in the lineup when the team plays the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8.

The Steelers have gone 2-2 in Roethlisberger's absence, but the offense has been inadequate while he has been out of the lineup.

If all goes well this week at practice, it looks as if the Steelers will finally put their complete offense on the field for the first time in 2015, and with a division game ahead it couldn't come at a better time.