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8-2, 1st in AFC North

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Don't expect the NFL to hand down any immediate discipline after referee Ron Torbert's crew failed to enforce the "Holy Roller" rule Thursday night at Heinz Field. The league sometimes issues discipline in cases of mis-application of rules. But when asked about that possibility, an NFL spokesman said: "Like players and coaches, officials are evaluated on every play of every game, and held accountable. NFL Senior Vice President of Officiating Alberto Riveron and his staff undertake a detailed video review of every game each week, analyzing the performance of every official, both for the calls that are made and those that are not. That review results in a grade of the official which plays a major role in determining how to help the officials improve their performance as well as decide which officials will officiate in the playoffs. This is the process that will be followed in this situation."

Merriman: Patriots don't have enough firepower to stop Steelers (0:51)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

OLB Bud Dupree on Steelers' defensive group photo pose, which the Saints might have originated: "Saints must want some smoke. They want to be like us. Nah, Saints are a good team. It's just fun to do when you see something happen, you can get a picture for Instagram, picture for your fam"

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Antonio Brown posts another strong Thursday

The Steelers star tied his career high with three TD catches in Pittsburgh's 40-17 rout of Tennessee. Brown also had three scoring catches on Thanksgiving night last year against the Colts. The only other player in NFL history to have multiple games with three TD receptions on a Thursday was Cloyce Box for the Lions on Thanksgiving Day in both 1950 and 1952. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Ben and Brown rekindle connection

The Ben Roethlisberger-Antonio Brown duo had been getting big yards this season, but hadn't been scoring until Thursday. Roethlisberger was 3-of-4 targeting Brown in the end zone against the Titans. He was 1-of-7 targeting him on such passes entering the game.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers CB Coty Sensabaugh told Marcus Mariota after his interception - ‘you looked right at me, I was surprised you threw it.'

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger said he used halftime to challenge the offense, himself included, to ‘step up and do something' and not rely on the defense to bail it out. Roethlisberger completed 15 of his last 16 passes vs. Titans

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B.J. Finney among top 25 NFL 'prospects'

The story remains the same with Finney: Whenever the Steelers' interior line springs a leak, he's there to plug it.

Greeny sees no reason Steelers can't win the Super Bowl (2:04)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Also, with last night's 42.4 PPR fantasy point performance, Antonio Brown tied Jerry Rice for the most 30-plus-point performances before their 30th birthdays in history: 18.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Three of the top 10 single-game Thursday fantasy performances of the past 68 years have happened in 2017: Kareem Hunt, 45.6, Week 1 (3rd-best) Amari Cooper, 44.0, Week 7 (5th) Antonio Brown, 42.4, Week 11 (9th) Corey Dillon's 53.6 in 1997 Week 15 stands as the record.

Brown thrives in prime time with Big Ben (0:54)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

So this is what the Steelers offense is supposed to look like. The Steelers put together their most complete performance, reminding just what they can do with home-field advantage in the playoffs. Ben Roethlisberger was aggressive but decisive. Antonio Brown was brilliant. And the defense's interior pressure forced Marcus Mariota into poor throws.

Woody says only one game matters on Steelers' schedule (1:07)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw four touchdown passes tonight and racked up 29 points in fantasy scoring. Roethlisberger found consistent matchups with WR Antonio Browns (three touchdown receptions) and used play-action on the goal line to target TE Jesse James for another score.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

With five receptions for 113 yards and a TD, Titans WR Rishard Matthews finished with 22.3 fantasy points (PPR scoring). Matthews caught a 75-yard TD on a classic Quarters beater -- the "pin" route. Occupy the safety and get the one-on-one outside.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Antonio Brown lead all players tonight with 42.4 fantasy points (PPR scoring). Brown finished with 144 yards and three touchdowns on 10 receptions.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Antonio Brown had a quiet 12 catches and one touchdown over the last three games. No way he would stay quiet for long. So he exploded with his second-career three-touchdown game.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Ridiculous TD catch from Antonio Brown on the fade route from an inside alignment. And a good ball from Ben Roethlisberger. Put the throw away from the defender's leverage. Brown now has 144 yards receiving and three touchdowns on 10 receptions.

Team Stats

Passing Yards255.18th
Rushing Yards102.4Tied-18th
Points For22.513th
Points Against16.52nd