Two of the most successful teams of the past decade will square off as Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (5-1) take on Big Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) at 4:15 p.m. EDT on Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA.
Two teams, 26 playoff wins, five Super Bowl titles. Those are the impressive accomplishments of the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2000, and those two teams will meet once again in a regular season contest next Sunday afternoon at 4:15 p.m. EDT at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA.
Tom Brady and the Patriots (5-1) are coming off of a bye week and should have a hand up on the Steelers (5-2) in the rest category, as Pittsburgh is coming off a game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
New England used a late touchdown drive, led by Tom Terrific, to post a 20-16 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, October 16. Brady tossed an eight-yard touchdown pass to tight end Aaron Hernandez with 22 seconds left to give the Patriots their fifth win. Brady finished with 289 passing yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions on 27-of-41 passing.
Despite the two picks, Brady is still putting up incredible numbers this season through six games, totaling 2,163 passing yards and 16 touchdown passes. Wes Welker continues to be the team's leading receiver, racking up 785 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 51 catches.
Pittsburgh bested Arizona on Sunday, 32-20, behind a monster game from Roethlisberger, who finished with 361 passing yards and three touchdown passes on 26-of-39 passing. Big Ben now has 1,937 passing yards and 12 touchdown tosses this season for Pittsburgh.