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Trubisky: Steelers' offense needs 'killer mindset'

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mitchell Trubisky wants his offense to change its mindset in Week 2 against the New England Patriots after its struggles in the season opener.

"When your defense is playing that well and they're getting turnovers, you just want to take care of the football. But we've got to have that killer mindset, that aggressive mentality to really take teams out of the game and just not allow them to keep it close," Trubisky said Wednesday, according to ESPN's Brooke Pryor.

The Steelers' defense put on a show in Week 1 versus the Cincinnati Bengals, intercepting Joe Burrow four times and amassing seven sacks. Despite losing the turnover battle 5-0, the Bengals still had multiple opportunities to win the game. They missed an extra point with two seconds left in the fourth quarter with the contest tied 20-20 and a 29-yard field goal in overtime.

Steelers kicker Chris Boswell, who also missed a field goal in the final frame, drilled the game-winner from 53 yards as the clock expired to give Pittsburgh a 23-20 victory.

Cincinnati outgained Pittsburgh 32-13 in first downs and 432-267 in total yards.

"When our defense gets turnovers, we need to turn those into points," Trubisky said. "That's my mindset. And that's what we're thinking about when we get the ball taken away - we've got to turn it into touchdowns and not just field goals."

Trubisky completed 21 of 38 pass attempts for 194 yards and one touchdown in his Steelers debut. Only four of Pittsburgh's passing plays gained more than 10 yards, according to Chris Adamski of

The Steelers also struggled to move the ball on the ground, rushing for only 75 yards on 22 carries.

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