WATCH: Big Ben hits Antonio Brown on 41-yard TD

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The Pittsburgh Steelers can be considered an up-and-down offensive team. But they can strike early and often.

That happened early Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans in a battle between two first-place teams.On the Steelers’ first possession of the game, Ben Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown on this beautiful 41-yard touchdown strike to open up the scoring.

As you can see above, this came on a free play with the Titans offsides. It enabled Big Ben, who has struggled throwing deep this season, to connect with the NFL’s leading receiver.

It’s plays like this that makes Pittsburgh so darn dangerous. And it has the team up early in a crucial Week 11 game.