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In this edition of "5 Steelers to Watch" Joe Kuzma selects those players every fan should keep an eye on as Pittsburgh hits the road to take on the New England Patriots.

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Kameron Kelly

Barring a change to Sean Davis' status or not, Kelly will still see ample time on the field as he factors into being one of the defensive backs on the field in subpackages.

After his first-ever start last week at New England, eyes will once again be on Kelly to see if the Seahawks attempt to attack the weak spot (of inexperience) in the Steelers secondary.

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Ben Roethlisberger

Big Ben was out of sync with his receivers last week. Let's see if this is more of the "early season" Ben or the "gunslinger doesn't have it" Ben against a Seahawks defense that allowed Andy Dalton to have a career day last Sunday in their own home stadium.

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Donte Moncrief

A rough day in the office for sure... that's how last Sunday night turned out for Moncrief, the veteran wide receiver the Steelers signed in free agency.

By some accounts Moncrief had as many as "four" drops in the Patriots game; regardless, all eyes will be watching to see if he can hold onto the football in clutch situations as he was Roethlisberger's favorite target in New England, thrown to ten times but only managing three catches.

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Vance McDonald

The Steelers tight end wasn't thrown to until the final drive of the game against the Patriots.

Look for McDonald to be more involved in this week's game plans.

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James Conner

The Steelers have to establish the running game if the want to win.

I'll repeat it again: if the running backs don't get at least twenty touches, Pittsburgh's odds go straight into the toilet.

Conner only had ten rushing attempts against New England. Look for him, and the offensive line, to try and establish dominance at the line of scrimmage against Seattle.





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