FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Defensive end Chris Long and his New England teammates know enough about the Pittsburgh offense to realize the Steelers can be potent even without Ben Roethisberger.
"One of the best, maybe the best wide receiver corps in the league, best 1-2 punch at running back in the league, good tight ends, best offensive line in the league, up there, ... a ton of weapons," Long said Thursday, as the Patriots prepared for Sunday's visit to Pittsburgh. "Really good offense."
The running back pair of Le'Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams and the wide receiver group led by Antonio Brown will be without Roethlisberger, who underwent arthroscopic left knee surgery after getting hurt in last week's loss at Miami.