The AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers comprises of the two quarbacks with six Super Bowls combined in nine appearances in the big game, and one of them will return to play in the Super Bowl 2017. This season both Brady and Roethlisberger have proven that the position is very important to the success of each teams.
With aggressive defense, the Steelers were able to beat the Dolphins (30-12) in a wild card game and Kansas City Chiefs (18-16) in a divisional game, limiting their opponents to an average of 14 points per game. Pittsburgh’s pass rush defense has been working effectively and the team hopes that it will trample down Tom Brady and the Patriots’ offense.
The experience of the Roethlisberger will always come into play and when the game is on the line, he will surely deliver the goods. Le’Veon Bell was the biggest weapon in the past two games with 337 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
The Patriots are back to the AFC Championship game for the sixth consecutive years. Brady aims for another Super Bowl ring. New England’s offense was so tentative in the victory against the Houston Texans in the divisional round. It’s up to Bill Belichick to devise a scheme to navigate through the defense of the Steelers. The Patriots are still formidable with Brady at the center but if he plays like the way against Houston, they might not beat the Steelers.
Though the Patriots offense can struggle at times, their defense is solid throughout the season. New England is the No. 1 defense in the NFL, allowing 15.6 points per game.
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