Rumors of the demise of the New England Patriots were greatly exaggerated.
The future is looking grim as the Patriots seek to recover from a 2-2 start.
In New England’s previous home game the Patriots barely defeated a bad Oakland team, so the prospect of playing an excellent Cincinnati team is a scary one.
The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a rookie who made an immediate impact and started opening day was Kendrell Bell in 2001, but first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier has all the skills of an NFL starter and the backing of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.
Thanks to a significant road win against a quality Baltimore Ravens team, the New England Patriots are one step closer to earning a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.
This rematch of the last two AFC Championship Games will go far in determining the playoff fates of both teams.
The Cleveland Browns outplayed the Patriots for 58 minutes on Sunday, but the final two minutes of the game were enough for New England to pull off yet another come-from-behind victory.
The Cleveland Browns currently don’t know who will start at quarterback against the New England Patriots, but it really doesn’t matter.
The New England Patriots are in a good position to earn the #2 seed in the AFC playoffs, and the return of several injured players will definitely improve their chances.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are struggling this season, but don’t expect them to be pushovers when they come to Foxboro to face the New England Patriots on Sunday.