Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

NFL ; Steelers Hit All Right Notes in Opening Win

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

NFL ; Steelers Hit All Right Notes in Opening Win

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PITTSBURGH - Trailing early in the second quarter on Monday night and his team well within field goal range, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin could have opted for a field goal that would have cut Washington's lead in half. Instead, he sent a message that might as well double as Pittsburgh's mission statement in 2016.

Forget the odds. The Steelers are going to go for it.

Moments after Tomlin pointed to the offense to stay on the field, Ben Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown for a 29-yard touchdown that gave Pittsburgh a lead and all the momentum it would need in an eventual 38-16 victory in which the Steelers' high-powered offense looked very capable of living up to its hype.

Tomlin doesn't consider the call gutsy. …

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