View from Pittsburgh: With Sean Davis hurting, Steelers may audible at safety vs. Tom Brady

PITTSBURGH -- Steelers safeties haven't exactly fared well in matchups with Tom Brady.

From Anthony Smith's ill-fated guarantee of a win back in 2007, to Robert Golden losing track of Chris Hogan in the back of the end zone in the AFC Championship in 2017, there have been myriad missteps and miscues along the way that have contributed to Brady's 8-3 career record against the Steelers.

With starting free safety Sean Davis still nursing an ankle injury suffered in the team's third preseason game Aug. 25 at Tennessee, the Steelers might be forced to try some different things at the position when they travel to Gillette Stadium Sunday night against the Patriots.