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Ben Roethlisberger was outstanding two out of the past three weeks and will need to continue to play at this level as New England and Baltimore come to town.
But to fully develop the passing game it would be beneficial for the Steelers to develop some sort of running game.
This does not mean they need to run the ball 25 to 30 times, but rather run the ball effectively when they do. In other words, limit the carries of two yards or fewer. It may mean running the ball with Redman more often.
On the defensive side of the ball, Pittsburgh’s secondary, especially William Gay, will be tested early and often next week by Tom Brady.
Unlike the other quarterbacks they have faced this year, Brady has pinpoint accuracy, and the defensive backs will have to be at the top of their game.
It also means that the Steelers pass rush has to be in top form. Woodley cannot be the only linebacker getting to the quarterback.
Timmons will have to apply pressure, and when Farrior gets in, he will have to get in the quarterback’s face.
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