By Gethin Coolbaugh, Associated Press
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The post-Antonio Brown era is off to a bad start for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Pittsburgh struggled to generate offense in a 33-3 loss at New England on Sunday night in its first game since parting with the four-time All-Pro wide receiver. Without Brown to throw to, Ben Roethlisberger finished 27 of 47 for 276 yards and an interception.
This time, unlike last when he publicly criticized Brown's performance after a Week 12 loss at Denver, the Steelers quarterback shouldered the blame.