- Scott Brown, ESPN Pittsburgh Steelers reporter
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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger played his best game of the season in throwing for 367 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-27 win over the Lions. The 10-year veteran also assured there will be more questions about how much the Steelers should rely on the no-huddle offense given how much success they had using it against the Lions.
Another week, another big game for Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. The fourth-year veteran caught seven passes for 147 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and he may have outplayed Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson given some of the clutch catches Brown made.
There had been questions about Heath Miller last week and his role in the passing game, but the veteran tight end caught a game-high eight passes Sunday. It will only help the Steelers’ offense if Miller is a bigger part of the passing game down the stretch.
The Steelers play at Cleveland on Sunday with a chance to improve to 5-6. The Browns’ seemingly endless search for a franchise quarterback continues, and they will rely on journeyman Jason Campbell as they try to stay, along with the Steelers, among the frontrunners for the second wild-card berth in the AFC.
The Steelers will try to build on their strong second-half performance against the Lions with defensive end Ziggy Hood coming off his best game of the season.