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Sunday, August 19, 2012
Observation deck: Steelers-Colts

By Jamison Hensley

It was another conservative showing by the Steelers offense in Pittsburgh's 26-24 preseason victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Emphasizing the run and a controlled passing attack, the Steelers' starting offense managed one score on four drives. It came off a wide receiver screen, which resulted in a 57-yard touchdown by Antonio Brown.

The Steelers clearly wanted to get their ground game going, running the ball on the first five plays of the game. And it's clear that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger feels most comfortable throwing to Brown. Five of his attempts (and his only ones to wide receivers) went to Brown, who took a short pass and weaved his way to the end zone like it was punt return.

Take away that touchdown throw and Roethlisberger was 4 of 8 for 24 yards and one interception.

Here are some other observations from the game: