I will give New England this much: They have the best set of tight ends in the league in Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski. What they do not have, however, is a stellar set of receivers.
If I give you Wes Welker and Chad Ochocinco, can you name any of the team's other targets?
It's not easy, is it?
Welker has been a weapon ever since coming to New England, and he and Brady are dangerous when they get on the same page, as they have done routinely against the Steelers.
Ochocinco has never put up big numbers against the Steelers, and this season, he's been more of a distraction than an actual part of the offense. His numbers are down and he's certainly not lighting up the scoreboard anywhere.
Coverage is tricky because the tight ends get open so well, but the best moves would be to put Ike Taylor on Welker and keep the safeties in on passing downs to cover against the tight ends breaking big gains if they get past the linebackers. This isn't going to be a typical situation, but New England isn't a typical offense.
Their lack of outside targets, however, is a weakness the Steelers can exploit. If they can take away Welker, they put Tom Brady is quite the bind.