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Three Steelers players to watch

QB Ben Roethlisberger

- Roethlisberger struggled the first three games, as did the rest of the Steelers' offense. Since then, though, Roethlisberger has been Roethlisberger, doing Roethlisberger-like things like avoiding sacks, extending plays and making big plays. Since Week 3, Roethlisberger is completing 66 percent of his passes, has thrown 15 touchdowns with just six interceptions and is throwing for 256 yards per game.

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WR Antonio Brown

- Brown is the clear top target for Roethlisberger. He was a productive player for Pittsburgh in both 2011 and last year, but he has become an even more prominent figure in the offense with Mike Wallace now in Miami. He had modest numbers through two games, but he is averaging 92 yards per game since then. He has been targeted 29 more times than anyone else on the roster and has five catches or more in every game.

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OLB Jason Worilds

- Worilds isn't as big of a name as LaMarr Woodley, but he's shown during the past several weeks that he's dangerous as a pass rusher as well. Worilds was a second round pick in 2010. He's graded out poorly against the run, according to Pro Football Focus, but he has four sacks during the last seven games. Worilds becomes that much more important for the Steelers should LaMarr Woodley not be able to play for a third straight week because of a calf injury. Woodley is listed as doubtful.

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