Ben Roethlisberger-Mike Tomlin chemistry provides Steelers an AFC North edge

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin celebrates the win with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during the second half against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. The Steelers won the game 28-7. (Photo by Sam Riche/TNS) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***

Ben Roethlisberger and his head coach Mike Tomlin have spent 13 non-losing seasons together. That’s 192 games (including playoffs) and 13,103 snaps.

In a pandemic-stricken sports world where teams with veteran quarterbacks and head coaches have an advantage, this should give the Steelers an edge.

“What can get teams above [the limited offseason]” pondered Good Morning Football’s Peter Schrager. “I think it’s comfort, familiarity and consistency.”

Looking around the AFC North, the Cincinnati Bengals have the least quarterback-coach experience with rookie Joe Burrow and second-year head coach Zac Taylor. Heck, the Tiger King only just met Taylor for the first time this week. The Cleveland Browns are next with third-year quarterback Baker Mayfield and rookie head coach Kevin Stefanski — they have also only just met. The Baltimore Ravens have third-year quarterback Lamar Jackson and his head coach John Harbaugh.

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