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Patriots At Steelers: New England Early Underdog Heading Into Pittsburgh

The New England Patriots are heading to Pittsburgh Sunday night where they'll meet the Steelers (6-2) in a key midseason AFC battle. SB Nation's odds partner, Odds Shark, has Pittsburgh as 4.5-point favorites, with the O/U set at 45 points. (BoDog has the Patriots as 5-point underdogs.)

The Pats (6-2) are coming into the game with something to prove (as cliche as that may be) following a rather embarrassing loss to the 3-5 Cleveland Browns, a loss that halted a five-game win streak, while the Steelers have won three of their last four, including a close game Monday night against the Bengals.

New England is just 1-2 on the road this season, and only 3-8 in their past 11 games on the road (losing by an average of 9.25 points). The Patriots, 7-13 all-time against the Steelers, have not played in Pittsburgh since the 2005 season, when they won in Week 3, 23-20.