AFC Championship Game: Steelers vs. Patriots

Matt Ryan has been red hot to end the regular season and in his first two games of the playoffs.

Up and down the Patriots' roster, you see players who fit a profile similar to Rowe.

I think the edge goes to the Pats but this should be a great game.

This is Brady, who seemed to be extra emotional in the moments after Sunday's victory, and there probably isn't a need to guess why.

The Steelers' defense is also better than it was at the midpoint of the regular season. At one point in Sunday's game, the Steelers had 18 rushes and averaged 1.9 yards per carry when New England's Alan Branch was on the field.

History aside, Brady said he is expecting to get the best from Pittsburgh, which started the season 4-5 but has won its last nine. The Steelers have come on extremely strong in the last few weeks with Laveon Bell establishing himself as the best running back in the league.

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"[Roethlisberger has] been a leader for that team for a long time, and they've won a lot of games with him behind the center", Brady said.

Are you wondering why I am referring to Ben Roethlisberger as being real? Julio Jones had nine receptions for 180 yards and two scores. Roethlisberger is playing in the AFC championship for the fifth time in his 13 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. You can't give away points against the Patriots.

It will be the Falcons' second Super Bowl appearance. Taking a minute to do the math, that means the Steelers have been playing for their conference championship - and a spot in the Super Bowl - every 3.2 seasons. Brady connected with Julian Edelman for 41-yard catch on the second play of the game. However, the Patriots foiled their attempts causing Pittsburgh to kick a field goal.

"It was wrong of me to do, against team and National Football League policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions", wrote Brown. And just like that it was 10-0. Not being 100% in the lower body area makes it tough to be a dynamic offensive player.If the game remains close down the stretch, it wouldn't be surprising if Bell returns to the game.

Desperately seeking quick points, Roethlisberger was intercepted in the final quarter, though he did pick up a consolation 30-yard touchdown to Cobi Hamilton late one.

In addition to the improved defense, Roethlisberger missed the Steelers' date with the Patriots earlier this season. "But New England looks just as impressive, so -3 it is". After failing to face a top-10 rated passer in their first 17 games, the Patriots welcome a future Hall of Fame quarterback into Gillette Stadium. And another. By the end of the play, seven Steelers were trying to gang tackle Blount, who finally went down at the 1-yard line. New England is 8-2-1 against the spread against the Steelers when Brady starts at quarterback, including a 27-16 win in Pittsburgh on October 23, 2015.

Aaron Rodgers hits Richard Rodgers for TD on free play
The man has made his mark, and he's never not going to diminish anything that LeBron James or Aaron Rodgers accomplish. The rest of the National Football League has five total during that span and no quarterback has more than one.


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