PITTSBURGH (AP) Ben Roethlisberger is encouraged. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, however, is not convinced his team's early offensive struggles are firmly in the rearview mirror.
Yes, there were signs of progress last week against Denver. Najee Harris ran with what is becoming his trademark fury. The offensive line created time for its 39-year-old quarterback to look downfield as the Steelers ended a three-game losing streak.
Still, it was just four quarters of competence. Roethlisberger is well aware more needs to be done if Pittsburgh (2-3) wants to get back into the AFC North race starting on Sunday night against injury-riddled Seattle (2-3).