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Steelers, Tomlin focused on better results, not miserable 2-5 start

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    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) is tackled by Oakland Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins (21) as outside linebacker Kevin Burnett (94) approaches during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

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    Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) scores on a 4-yard touchdown run past Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons (94), defensive end Cameron Heyward (97) and nose tackle Steve McLendon (90) during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (The Associated Press)

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    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (88) runs toward the end zone to score on a 9-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (The Associated Press)

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says there's no use focusing on his team's 2-5 start.

Tomlin said Tuesday the Steelers need to focus on the road ahead starting on Sunday at New England.

Pittsburgh's modest two-game winning streak came to an end with a miserable 21-18 loss to Oakland last Sunday. The Steelers got off to a horrific start, falling behind by 18 points in the first half.

Tomlin said it's on the coaching staff to do a better job preparing the players for the start of the games. Pittsburgh has been outscored 54-19 in the first quarter this season.

The Steelers received a bit of good news on Tuesday. Offensive guards David DeCastro and Ramon Foster, both injured against the Raiders, will have a chance to play against New England.

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