Playoff Preview: Fate May Have Steelers and Patriots Meet for Super Bowl Berth

January 5, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 12-4 overall and 7-1 on the road, however, their field strengths are unavailable to them. The Steelers clinched the second seed in the AFC playoffs with a first-round bye. The only way they would get a playoff game on the road is if they were to play the New England Patriots in their winter wonderland known as Gillette Stadium outside of Boston. That’s not the ideal place for the Steelers to play on the road; star quarterback Tom Brady and the Patriots are 5-1 against the “Steel Curtain” and that other Steeler victory came in 2008 against Matt Cassell.
"I would think that any defensive coordinator, if he was being honest on the week he was playing Brady, would say this is not a good matchup," said Dick LeBeau, the Steelers defensive coordinator.
If the top seeds do their part, both the Steelers and the Patriots will face each other in their third AFC Championship matchup in a decade. The Steelers lost the first game with Kordell &...

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