Pats insist Steelers are no patsy despite Big Ben's absence (The Associated Press)

One thing you can always count on in sports is that the New England Patriots will never say anything bad about an upcoming opponent. “It’s tough to see any injury for any player, and he’s obviously dealing with a significant one, but I’m sure they’ll still be ready to go,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Wednesday, looking ahead to New England’s visit to Pittsburgh to meet the Roethlisberger-less Steelers on Sunday (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS). “They’ve got a lot of good players, especially on defense,” Brady said.