Oct 24, 2011, 11:36am EDT
October 29, 2011
The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers square off in a week eight battle of first place teams. Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Pats have had the Steelers' number over the years, and they're coming off a bye week, which has been a huge advantage for the Pats during the Belichick era. They're 9-1 in games following their bye since 2001.
October 28, 2011
According to a report by Pro Football Talk the New England Patriots have released veteran cornerback Leigh Bodden. The Patriots have yet to officially announce Bodden's release.
October 27, 2011
Patriots cornerback Ras-I Dowling missed practice Thursday with his hip injury, but that was the only change from Wednesday's report.
October 24, 2011
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.