The Pittsburgh Steelers took advantage of a weak opponent in their first full game without Antonio Brown, demolishing the Houston Texans 34-6. Before exiting the blowout early, Ben Roethlisberger completed 20 of 29 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns to six different pass-catchers. "It was fun to spread the ball around to everybody today. [I was] really proud of the way they stepped up," Big Ben said after the game. "I was thinking of AB not being out there and trying to fill those shoes. You can't fill [Brown's] shoes. I told them don't try to fill them, just be the best you can be. And I thought everybody did a great job of it tonight." Martavis Bryant is rounding into form after early-season struggles in his return from a year-long suspension, enjoying his best two-game stint since the 2015 playoffs. Each of Bryant's three receptions Monday afternoon went for a first down, including a gorgeous 36-yard sideline corral. The 6-foot-4 wideout displayed run-after ability and deep speed to stretch the offense.
Roethlisberger proud of how Steelers WRs stepped up
NFL.com | Dec 26