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Prolific Pittsburgh Steelers offense lacking Pro Bowl recognition

The Pittsburgh Steelers have one of the best offensive units in the NFL, but when looking at the current Pro Bowl votes, you wouldn't believe it.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive roster is a "who's who" among some of the league's best at individual positions. Whether it is Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, Heath Miller, DeAngelo Williams or Markus Wheaton, this high-flying offense screams dynamic at the surface. What is odd, is how Brown is the only offensive player currently listed as being in the Top 10 at his position, per Pro Bowl voting.

In fact, Antonio Brown is the 9th total vote-getter of any position in the league, but other than Brown the Steelers aren't very well represented at any position, not just on offense. The Steelers Top 10 at their position looks like this: Antonio Brown (2nd WR), Jordan Berry (5th P), Will Johnson (9th FB), Mike Mitchell (10th at FS). That's it.

The biggest fraud of this situation would be Roethlisberger not even being mentioned in the Top 10. It is hard to fathom players like Eli Manning (9), Derek Carr (6) and Russell Wilson (10) being listed above Roethlisberger. Granted, Roethlisberger was forced to sit out 4 weeks due to injury, but his statistics are comparable to others above him on this list.

Roethlisberger's 2,707 yards passing ranks him 22nd in the league, but only 200 yards behind Wilson. Remember, Roethlisberger sat out 4 weeks due to injury. His 8.88 yards per attempt is the highest in the league, and 338 yards per game is also tops in the NFL currently. To add more to Roethlisberger's impressive resume, his 65.9 completion percentage is 7th in the league. Seems like a Top 10 caliber player to me

Martavis Bryant is another player who deserves more credit than he gets. Granted, he plays with an elite quarterback and has had his struggles in 2015, but the man is a touchdown machine. Bryant also missed 4 games due to suspension and another with a knee injury, but his numbers are worthy of repeating. His 623 yards ranks him 40th in the league, but missing 5 games will do that to a stat sheet. This isn't where Bryant earns his money. His 88-yard touchdown catch is the longest on record in 2015 to date, his 89 yards per game is 9th in the league, and 20.1 yards per reception is second only to Torrey Smith with 23.0 yards per catch.

I could go on with players like Roethlisberger, Bryant and DeAngelo Williams, who need to receive more attention for the product they are putting on the field, but it ultimately comes down to the fans. It is fan voting which has Odell Beckham Jr. as the better wide receiver over Antonio Brown. Not some former player turned media analyst sitting behind a keyboard somewhere. With that said, it is time for Steelers Nation to stand up and make a case for the players who wear black and gold and deserve to be considered the best-of-the best. You can vote for your favorite players by going to this link. Make your voice heard!