Steelers' offense humming even with Antonio Brown's modest start
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PITTSBURGH — The Steelers know Antonio Brown is due a signature go-off game soon enough, but his modest output Monday night in Tampa Bay signals growth for Pittsburgh’s offense.
Brown got a modest nine targets, and his total of six catches for 50 yards and a score didn’t seem out of place.
The league’s second-ranked offense is coming into focus with seven core playmakers in the passing game.
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“I think it’s maybe me not forcing it into those coverages and forcing him the ball,” Roethlisberger said on his weekly radio show Tuesday after the Steelers’ 30-27 win over the Bucs. “In the past, I know I’ve forced him and some good things have come of it, but I’m just trying not to do too much of that because other guys are making plays, so that might be part of the reason the numbers aren’t what they have been in the past.”
To be sure, Roethlisberger and