Patriots Travel to Pittsburgh

Football: AFC Playoffs: New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (12) calling signals vs Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium.
Foxborough, MA 1/22/2017
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The Patriots travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers Sunday for the game of the season. Both teams are trying to get the number one seed in the playoffs. The Patriots couldn’t get anything going in Miami while the Steelers took care of business against the Ravens. Belichick wasn’t too happy with a reporter asking if the Patriots overlooked the Miami game on Monday shaking his head.

Tom Brady Has an Injury

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 12: Tom Brady (12) of the New England Patriots and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels talk in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos. The Denver Broncos hosted the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado on Sunday, November 12, 2017. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Tom Brady is battling an Achilles injury which has kept him out of practice last week. Brady did practice yesterday and will be ready to go on Sunday. The Patriots don’t usually lose two in a row and tend to have a breakout game after playing a bad one. Brady loves the “in decline” talk that the loud mouths say on TV. He proves them wrong and shuts the haters up that say he doesn’t have it anymore.

Bill Belichick’s Thoughts on Pittsburgh

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks to the media following an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) ORG XMIT: NYOTK

Belichick spoke to the media yesterday at his weekly press conference talking about the Steelers saying:

“Pittsburgh is having a great year, very talented team, playing very well right now. They’ve been playing well all year but especially over the last couple of months. They’ve put a lot of big wins together, played a lot of good football at the most critical times of the game when they needed to. It’s a well-balanced team, very explosive on offense, good on defense, good in the kicking game, have a lot of great players, well coached, tough, hard-nosed, physical team. We’ve had a long history of great competitive games with [them]. I’m sure it will be a great environment there Sunday afternoon.”

I really don’t see the Patriots losing this game. They have Gronk back this week which was a huge miss on Monday. The Patriots will be fine; they really don’t usually play well in Miami anyway. I don’t mean to make excuses, but the Patriots are the best at having a bad game one week to completely turning around the following week.