Earlier in the season, the New England Patriots beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-16 on the road, but they did that without Ben Roethlisberger playing in that game. LeGarrette Blount rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns, while Le’Veon Bell was contained rather well.
That is an outcome I would expect to change some in this game. With Big Ben, the Patriots will be forced to play the pass more, which will open things up for Bell in the run game.
Still, it is unlikely the Steelers will be able to overcome Tom Brady at home. The game should be close, but whoever loses the turnover battle will likely lose the AFC Championship with it as well.