Steelers injured, frustrated as bye week arrives (The Associated Press)

The casual brilliance the Pittsburgh Steelers flashed with remarkable ease over the first month of the season — well, save for three regrettable hours in Philadelphia — has faded quickly. Sure the Steelers (4-3) will still be in first place of the underwhelming AFC North when they travel to Baltimore on Nov. 6. Consecutive losses to Miami and New England and a mounting injury list to bold-faced names sent Pittsburgh reeling heading into its well-timed bye.