Saturday's preseason game against the Buffalo Bills will be a final tune up for the regular season, the last preseason game where the starters are expected to see significant playing time.
"In terms of how long the starters are going to play, we are going to play that by ear," said Coach Mike Tomlin. "Rest assured they'll play in a similar fashion as they played a week ago. Then some guys we will give them work that we think they need, other guys will not."
And as far as the offense goes, while there are still some things they would like to tweak, there is a feeling of comfort among the players as to where they are right now.
"I think we are right on that brink," said receiver Antonio Brown. "We are getting lined up fast, on the same accord with Ben (Roethlisberger). This game we can work out even more and be ready for when Sept. 10 comes."
The offense is coming off a record setting season in 2014, and in no way are they resting on their laurels. To a man they want to improve, and have already seen that happen in training camp and the preseason.
"We are putting the final touches on the offense, showing people what we are made of and getting different looks from different defenses," said running back Le'Veon Bell. "We always have a sense of urgency and feel ready. We have a lot of room for improvement to get better.
"We are going to continue to be a group on the rise, in the running game and passing game, and be consistent in not turning the ball over."