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Raider LB ready for Roethlisberger

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POSTED October 24, 2013 10:38 p.m.

ALAMEDA (AP) — Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Pat Sims knows how difficult it is to sack Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

For five years the former Cincinnati Bengal tried, mostly in vain, to get Roethlisberger down. In eight games against the 6-foot-5 quarterback, Sims had 1 1-2 sacks and watched as Big Ben led Pittsburgh to a trio of playoff berths.

Roethlisberger’s been sacked 22 times this season, tied for seventh-most in the NFL.

Sims, who signed with Oakland in the offseason, is looking forward to getting another shot at Roethlisberger and would love nothing better than to have his first sack with the Raiders come against his longtime rival.

With only seven sacks in the last four games, Oakland’s defense overall needs to improve its pass rush.

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