The 5-1 New England Patriots are coming off of a bye week, while the 5-2 Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off of three straight wins and are undefeated at home. Through very in-depth thought processes, one might conclude that this game could produce a high quality of football and that it is important in the AFC playoff race.
Pittsburgh has been dealing with injuries on their offensive line, while linebacker James Harrison remains out with a broken orbital bone and wide receiver Hines Ward is questionable. The Patriots, meanwhile, have a fairly clean bill of health. BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Jerod Mayo are both questionable, but should at least dress.
The Patriots' pass defense has been poor this season, while Wes Welker is on pace for all kinds of records on the other side of the ball. Expect a whole lot of aggressive passing in this one, despite the fact that these teams have been very strong defensively in recent years.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, October 30; 4:15 pm ET
Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Patriots: 98.5 FM Boston
Steelers: WDVE 102.5 FM/970 ESPN