The Preview: Patriots vs Steelers
After a week of hype it is finally game day. The biggest game in the AFC is the (10-3) Patriots against the (11-2) Steelers at 4:25pm in Pittsburgh.
Live coverage on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket begins with the pregame show at 1:30pm.
What's at stake for the Patriots: A win gives the Pats the AFC division title and puts them back as the #1 seed in the AFC with two games to play.
What's at stake for the Steelers: A win clinches a first round bye. And, if they win and the Jaguars lose, the Steelers are guaranteed the #1 AFC seed.
The Tale of the Tape:
|2017 Regular Season||New England||Pittsburgh|
|Total Yards Gained||5,206||4,956|
|Total Offense (Rank)||400.5 (2)||381.2 (4)|
|Rush Offense||113.2 (15)||99.7 (23)|
|Pass Offense||287.2 (1)||281.5 (2)|
|Points Per Game||28.3 (4)||24.6 (8)|
|Third Down Conversion Pct.||41.9||42.1|
|Team Passer Rating||15.4||91.4|
|Total Yards Allowed||4,870||3,949|
|Total Defense (Rank)||374.6 (29)||303.8 (6)|
|Rush Defense||253.9 (29)||200.8 (4)|
|Points Allowed/Game||19.2 (5t)||19.3 (7)|
|Third Down Defense (Pct.)||39.3||36.2|
|Field Goals Made/Attempted||31/34||26/28|
|Sacks Allowed/Yards Lost||29/168||19/128|
|Passing TD/Int. (Off.)||27/6||24/13|
|Passing TD/Int. (Def.)||22/11||16/13|
|Takeaway/Giveaway Ratio||+7 (6t)||0 (17)|