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