By Mike Lucas – 11-3-13
The New England Patriots are sitting on top of the AFC East division. This afternoon they face the Pittsburgh Steelers who are the bottom dwellers of the AFC North division.
The Patriots come into today’s game unbeaten at Gillette Stadium while the Steelers have won just one game on the road this season.
Last week Pittsburgh suffered an ugly loss in Oakland. Raiders quarterback Terrell Pryor run rampant against the Steelers’ defense, and Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger couldn’t put together any scoring drives until late in the fourth quarter.
Last weekend the Patriots defeated the Dolphins. New England played a terrible first half against Miami, but scored 27 unanswered points in the second half to get the victory. For the second straight week, Tom Brady didn’t play well.
For the Patriots to win today, Tom Brady has to play better. For the Steelers to win, the team will have to be able to protect Ben Roethlisberger better. Pittsburgh allowed five sacks in last week’s loss in Oakland.