At the start of this season, you would have looked at this game and thought it was going to be a preview of the AFC Championship game, which it still might, but after the Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger went down last week with a torn meniscus, their future looks somewhat bleak.
In the midst of a stunning loss to the lowly Miami Dolphins last week, Roethlisberger injured his knee and will be sidelined for the next four to six weeks, really putting a damper on a promising season for the Steelers. While they benefit from playing in a weak division, Roethlisberger’s injury really hurts their chances of securing the first round or home field advantage when the playoffs roll around. Their defense still has some question marks, especially in the secondary, but their offense is explosive enough to where they may be able to tread water during Big Ben’s absence. Unfortunately for them, a perennial juggernaut has come to town, one who is looking to reek havoc on the NFL this season.
Many wondered how the Patriots would fare without quarterback Tom Brady for their first four games of the season, and after going 3-1 it looks like they did just fine. Since he’s returned from his bogus four game suspension, Brady continues to show why he’s the best quarterback in the game by throwing for six touchdowns and zero interceptions in just two games. It’s incredible that during the Brady and Belichick era that New England has continuously been amongst the top in the league, which has been going on for over 15 years now.
While I think the Steelers should have their hands full on Sunday, especially with spotty backup quarter Landry Jones, they have enough offensive weapons to maybe keep it manageable for them, but I could also see the Patriots steamrolling them to a 6-1 record. Make sure you find out how to live stream the action below!
New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Time: 4:25 P.M. ET
Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV Channel: CBS/DirecTV
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
How to Watch Patriots vs. Steelers Live Stream Online & Mobile
NFL Mobile App
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