Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/11/13
Lost in all the losses lost in all the turnovers on and off the field and the "total panic mode" they've now been in for a month is a glimmer of hope for the Steelers. It can be found in their offense which had to dig itself out of a hole not of its own doing from the start of the season. The Steelers offense started the regular season without two key components -- 2012 team MVP Heath Miller and the halfback they planned to rebuild the ground game around rookie Le'Veon Bell. Then on the first series of the first game they lost three-time Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey to an injury. It should have been no surprise that they stutter-stepped out of the gate. But lately they've shown signs they can be a competent offense and maybe more than that. Miller and Bell returned and are working back into full-time play and the passing game has kicked into high gear. Ben Roethlisberger Antonio Brown and others are setting a blistering pace in the passing game that will shatter many team records if it continues. Roethlisberger has passed for 789 yards the past two games the most he has accumulated in consecutive weeks. He's on pace for nearly 5000 yards passing (his team record is 4328). Brown with 32 receptions for 412 yards is well on pace to snap Hines Ward's dual records of 112 receptions and 1398 yards. Even No. 3 receiver Jerricho Cotchery is nearly on pace to reach 1000 yards with 248 after four games. If Bell and the running game can round into shape the Steelers might find the kind of offense they planned.
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