Jones fine, defense, penalties not in Steelers' loss to Pats

That's OK with the soft-spoke Jones.

Perhaps Landry Jones can surprise everybody with his play and get the home crowd into things to make life miserable for Tom Brady behind an offensive line that has played better than expected.

With both finally healthy and roaring to go, we saw just how unsafe the combo of Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett were to stop last week as the former racked up 162 yards and a score and the latter hauled in five catches for almost a first down each time. He has played the Steelers eight times in the regular season, and 10 overall including two meetings in the AFC championship games after the 2001 and 2004 seasons. Jones looked the part of a starter when he hit Brown for 51 yards down the sideline in the second quarter, the longest play given up by the Patriots this season. The defense has to make significant improvement to keep the game competitive and the coaching staff better have a solid plan.

The incident took place in the fourth quarter while Suh was being blocked by Steelers right guard David DeCastro. It would obviously be more than preferable to have number seven available to play the Patriots, a game that could determine a bye and top seeding in the playoffs but if it's the only game he misses, a game in which I feel the Patriots would win either way, then it's not the end of the world. "He can do it all".

"Very athletic, very quick in space, shifty, has real good moves to kind of get away from defenders whether it's guys trying to tackle him or guys trying to cover him". Big Ben has struggled against Bill Belichick throughout his career.

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"Bell is a very multiple player", Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia said.

On Roethlisberger's end, his legs will have plenty of time to heal as he's expected to miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery on his torn meniscus.

Seems as though Le'Veon Bell has experienced almost as many problems off the field as he's posed on it during his four-year National Football League career.

The Patriots enter the week much healthier than their AFC North foe and have been clicking at an impressive pace on both sides of the ball ever since Tom Brady returned under center. But that didn't stop them from putting up a great fight for most of the game. Gronkowski on playing at Heinz Field: "The atmosphere is just football atmosphere".

If Ladarius Green does come back next week, it will be interesting to see what happens with Xavier Grimble. He wasn't mad at me for the game I had. "He just wanted to play and show the team he's able to help contribute". Now he gets another chance today, against an even better opponent at home, to perhaps do the same.

"He may have more animosity about it than we do", Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats said. "It was just a matter of going out to complete the task".

Previous year the Steelers didn't have an answer for Gronk in the season opener and had big communication issues that saw the big guy left all alone in one red zone gimme touchdown from Brady. Brady has thrown for 782 yards in two games, and the team has put up 68 points. Belichick is 9-10 against the Steelers, counting his time in Cleveland.

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"I would imagine we're going to make sure he knows where I'm at", Brown said. Edgerrin James did it in 42 games for the Colts.



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