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PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning are inextricably linked. Air Max 98 Bleu . Taken 11 picks apart in the 2004 NFL draft, the two quarterbacks have spent the last dozen years watching each other from afar, using the others success as a measuring stick of their own accomplishments.The resumes are nearly identical. Two Super Bowl victories. Four Pro Bowls apiece. A steady ascension into the upper stratosphere of the NFL record books. Both are already in the top 10 in career touchdown passes, with Roethlisberger on the cusp of joining Manning in the top 10 in all-time yards passing.Just dont call it a rivalry.When they take the same field for just the fourth time as professionals on Sunday when Manning and the streaking New York Giants (8-3) visit Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5), the focus will be on keeping pace in a frenetic playoff race, not trying to match each others stats.I dont know if there is any extra motivation, Roethlisberger said. Just trying to win a football game against one of the best teams in football should be motivation enough.In an alternate universe, Roethlisberger might have been the guy behind center wearing Big Blue.For a few minutes during draft day in 2004, he thought he was heading to New York with the fourth overall pick. Instead, the Giants took Philip Rivers, then shipped Rivers to San Diego as part of a megadeal that sent Manning -- the top overall pick -- to New York. Roethlisberger, wearing a black pinstriped suit with a gold tie, heard his name called a little over an hour later when Pittsburgh used a first-round pick on a quarterback for just the fifth time in franchise history.He doesnt spend a lot of time thinking about what might have been. Neither does Manning. Thats for others.You always want your quarterback draft class to be well thought of and respected down the road, Manning said. You hear about the 83 draft class and other certain years. You want to be thrown in that mix someday.Just not yet. Both in their mid-30s and signed through the rest of the decade. Maybe theyll reunite at the Hall of Fame one day, though Roethlisberger stressed hopefully thats a long way off.Some things to look for as the Giants seek their seventh straight win while Pittsburgh tries to begin another December run like the ones that propelled the Steelers to the playoffs in each of the last two seasons.JPP IS BACK: Jason Pierre-Paul has had 5+ sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble return for a touchdown in his last two games, along with 12 tackles. The end is the current NFC defensive player of the week for his career-high three sacks, forced fumble and 43-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Cleveland. The seven-year veteran is the first NFL player with at least three sacks and a fumble-return touchdown of at least 40 yards in the same game since 1982, the first year individual sacks became an official statistic. He is the first Giants player with at least three sacks and a touchdown in the same game since George Martin on Nov. 24, 1985.HOMECOMING: New York coach Ben McAdoo grew up in Homer City, Pennsylvania, about an hour east of Pittsburgh. This isnt the first time hes found himself going up against his childhood team. His family put together half-Steelers/half-Green Bay Packers jerseys for the 2011 Super Bowl when McAdoo was the tight ends coach for Green Bay. A win on Sunday would make him the first rookie head coach to win seven consecutive games since Jim Harbaugh did it with San Francisco in 2011.KICKING IT: Giants punter Brad Wing had his best game of the season against the Browns with a net average of 44.7 yards on nine punts, landing a career-high five inside the 20-yard line. Placekicker Robbie Gould isnt so hot. The veteran signed after the release of Josh Brown last month has missed three extra points in the past two games. He needs to start hitting them if he wants to keep his job. He has hit both of his field goal attempts in five games.AB vs. OBJ: The game will feature two of the NFLs most talented (and most flamboyant) wide receivers in Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr. Browns 10 touchdown receptions are tied for the NFL lead; Beckham is tied for fourth with eight. Both are also featured in the punt return game. Asked when Beckham is at his most dangerous, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin responded whenever they snap the ball.---AP Sports Writer Tom Canavan contributed to this report.---For more NFL coverage: and Air Max 98 Grise . Terms of the deal were not immediately available. The 26-year-old finished last season with Clevelands Triple-A affiliate in Columbus after signing with the Indians in August. Air Max 95 France . The lawyers filed a 33-page amended complaint Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, expanding on the suit originally filed Oct. 3 in New York Supreme Court. 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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- At the end of the day, its a decision that wont be easy and it sure wont be fair.But if Team USA has a hope of winning the World Cup of Hockey, then it better be the right decision.Over the course of a handful of practices and two pre-tournament games, head coach John Tortorella and his staff will have to decide between a goaltender in Jonathan Quick, who has won two Stanley Cups and was once named playoff MVP, two-time Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop and the technically superb Cory Schneider.Theres certainly not enough time to make a true determination of who wins a job, Tortorella admitted on Tuesday after the teams second day of on-ice workouts. When we make the decision, its going to suck for the other guys. Plain and simple, its not going to be fair. So Ill put that out there right now. Its not going to be fair to the other guys, but we have to eventually make a decision [about] whos going to start.And no, he insisted, he does not know who his starter will be. But the clock is ticking.Its a nice problem to have, he said with a laugh, even if the goaltending conundrum has haunted him all summer.Although the U.S., like all of the eight teams competing in the tournament, has three pre-tournament games -- beginning Friday at 8 p.m. ET against Canada -- and it might seem simple to just give each netminder one game in which to make his case, Tortorella wants to have a starter in mind by the third and final pre-tournament game.That means each netminder will have less than a full game, plus practice sessions, to prove his bona fides.For guys who have already established themselves as elite starting netminders in their own markets, the dynamic here at the U.S. training camp is both challenging and more than a little nerve-wracking.Theres so little time to prove yourself and get in any kind of rhythm, said longtime NHL goalie Darren Pang, who is providing analysis for ESPN during the World Cup. You have to seize every single shot against. Its almost like youre playing every situation in practice desperately -- which can be good and it can be harmful.Bishop, who has led the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Stanley Cup finals and the Eastern Conference finals the past two seasons, respectively, and has a .927 save percentage in 36 NHL playoff games, remains philosophical.I guess its a little different, but at the same time I think were all old enough and mature enough to realize the situation that were in, the 29-year-old said.. Air Max 98 Pas Cher. If Im in there, I feel like Im capable of winning, and if those guys are in there, I know they can do the same. Im glad I dont have to make the decision. I dont think theres a right or wrong answer.What Tortorella has made clear is that once he names a starter, that goalie will basically play the entire tournament -- barring a drop-off in play or injury.That means even the workouts that will lead up to Fridays first pre-tournament game take on even more importance in terms of staking a claim to the starters role.Its not like its written in stone or clear-cut like some other teams, said Schneider. I think here it could be any one of us. We all have to make sure were playing well because if you have a down practice or a down game, thats all its going to take because the other two guys, you know theyre going to be good. I think its good, though.It forces you to raise your game and brings me back to when I was playing behind guys like Roberto Luongo and?Marty Brodeur. You get that drive to try to out-compete them and beat them, and I think it brings the best out of?you as a player, added Schneider, 30. Im enjoying it. Were having fun. Were competing, but were also on the same team and we want the same thing. I think thats the most important part.Two days into the process, all three have looked solid -- although Quick has prompted some oohs and aahs from observers thanks to a handful of spectacular saves during drills.The mindset is, they give you an opportunity to play, [so] you try and help the team win, whether its preseason or tournament games, said Quick, who won Stanley Cups with the?Los Angeles Kings?in 2012 and 2014 and was the No. 1 for Team USA at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. I think thats not only working on your own game individually, but as a team youre working on winning.All three goaltenders have qualities that would make them ideal starters for this tournament, Pang noted.Quick is brilliantly athletic, Schneider is methodical and efficient and incredibly technically sound, Pang said. And Bishops play in crucial playoff moments the past two years has been outstanding. He is also the best puck handler of the three, Pang added.For those reasons, Pang said he would choose Bishop as the starter. Now we have to wait to find out whether the Team USA coaching staff shares that assessment. Discount NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store China Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China ' ' '