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Steelers vs. Patriots: News and updates heading into Week 9

I hope Roethlisberger pulverizes Brady

In a match-up of high-profile quarterbacks, the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger will be meeting the Patriots and Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. It would be nice if Roethlisberger had a signature game against the signature QB in the NFL.

LeBeau indirectly responsible for offensive woes

Decisions made against the high-powered Patriots offense in 2011 helped defenses learn a way to stifle the Steelers offense in the future.

Key match-up: Antonio Brown vs. Aqib Talib

The injured Talib may not play in this game (listed as questionable with a hip injury) but if he does, his size and playmaking ability will present the Steelers best receiver with a tough match-up.

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Steelers vs. Patriots: Gameday news and updates

They perhaps aren't the same teams they've been in the past, but the Patriots are still 6-2 and the Steelers are still desperate for a win. The two AFC foes square off at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

5 reasons the Steelers will beat the Patriots

The Steelers are 7-point underdogs in this game, but there is hope for the visiting team. The Patriots have been forced to roll back much of their usually high-powered offense, and it isn't based around the same concepts off which they've attacked.

Steelers need to play more, press less

No question, the Steelers need to realize the urgency of their situation. A losing record is slowly choking the life out of their post-season goals, but is the team only making it worse as they struggle to free themselves.

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Tom Brady's amazing records playing at home

The Steelers take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. To put it mildy, Brady is tough to beat in that stadium.

Dick LeBeau: Jarvis Jones is on the right track

Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is ok with the progress of his rookie outside linebacker.

Steelers vs. Patriots schedule, odds online stream

The Steelers (2-5) head to Foxborough as seven-point underdogs against the AFC East-leading New England Patriots (6-2). A blustery day awaits both teams while both teams head in seemingly opposite directions this year.

Steelers injury report: Wheaton, Brown to miss

Left guard Ramon Foster has one more test to pass before being cleared to get back on the field Sunday against the Patriots.

Steelers vs. Patiots: Well, @#$%&!

Notes, tidbits and superfluous GIFs of William Gay to prepare thyself for the Steelers vs. Patriots game in Week 9.

DeCastro out against Patriots

Unable to overcome the ankle injury he sustained last week, DeCastro will miss his first game this season.

Emmanuel Sanders talks about offer from Patriots

BTSC's Dale Grdnic talked with Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders on this offseason when he received a contract offer from New England that Pittsburgh would eventually match.

Steelers will use Polamalu Nickel vs. Patriots

A dime package at its root, safety Troy Polamalu plays an inside linebacker position with five other defensive backs - including rookie Shamarko Thomas - on the field.

Steelers injury report: DeCastro misses Thursday

Emerging Steelers right guard misses his second straight day of practice with an ankle injury, casting doubt over whether he'll be able to play Sunday against the Patriots.

Which Pats player would you want on the Steelers?

There are a few pretty good options on the 6-2 Patriots, but LT Nate Solder may just top them all...literally.

Who's seeing ghosts now?

Today may be Halloween, but it gets an encore on Sunday afternoon, when a November New England football field will be filled with more ghosts than any haunted house this season - between Tom Brady's and Ryan Clark's.

Pats Thompkins prepares to battle cousin in Week 9

Odds weren't in favor of Kenbrell Thompkins having anywhere close to the football success of his cousin, Steelers WR Antonio Brown. But heading into the Steelers at Patriots game in Week 9, he has doubled Brown's season touchdown total.

Brown holding himself accountable

A back-of-the-plane conversation between Brown and Ben Roethlisberger shows Brown isn't going to sit on his success and ignore the two plays he could have made against the Raiders.

Worilds has second chance to own spot

With the rookie in his rear-view mirror, veteran OLB Jason Worilds has another chance to put even more distance between the two for the remainder of the season when the Steelers take on the Patriots in Week 9.

Steelers vs. Patriots: Limiting big plays key

The Steelers have been decimated by big plays early in games this year. While the Patriots' passing offense is a curious shell of what it used to be, the Steelers must come out defensively and prevent big plays to slow the game down.

Steelers injury report: DeCastro misses Wednesday

Even if Steelers guard David DeCastro avoided major injury, coach Mike Tomlin's statement that he may be limited in the early part of the week rang true.

Belichick suggests new idea in preparing for Ben

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick looks to lean on an unorthrodox idea to preparing for Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

One game at a time mentality is shifting

The Steelers prepare for another NFL game like they will over the next nine weeks. Another few losses and that focus will have to be changed.