The (5-1) New England Patriots will travel to face the (4-2) Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Patriots are looking to extend their lead in the AFC with a decisive victory against the Steelers. Pittsburgh has been regarded as the Patriots top competition all season, but they will be without QB Ben Roethlisberger due to injury.
Patriots QB Tom Brady holds an 8-2 record against the Steelers, with losses on the road in 2004 and 2011. The Patriots reached the Super Bowl in those seasons. Brady has a ridiculous statline, completing 245 of 355 attempts (69.01%) for 2,926 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for a 113.0 rating, his second-best rating against any one opponent (Falcons, 115.7).
The Steelers also won against QB Matt Cassel in 2008.
RB LeGarrette Blount has played for both squads, famously quitting on the Steelers and rejoining the Patriots en route to winning Super Bowl XLIX.
Date: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Kickoff: 4:25 PM EST
Betting line: Patriots are the 7.5-point favorites
SB Nation Affiliates: Behind The Steel Curtain
Red is the Patriots. Sorry to Atlanta and San Francisco.
Announcers: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, with Tracy Wolfson on the sidelines
Boston, Mass. WBZ-TV Ch. 4
Radio: 98.5 FM, with Scott Zolak and Bob Socci
Additional Information: The Patriots provide an incredible breakdown on their website.