Tom Brady may be back, but his opponent this week will be without their star quarterback. The New England Patriots will be coming to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to take on the Ben Roethlisberger-less Steelers. The Patriots are coming off their second straight win, after defeating the Bengals at home. The Steelers are coming off a 30-15 loss at the hands of the Miami Dolphins.
In the two games since Tom Brady has returned from his suspension, the Patriots have been lighting up the scoreboard. Brady has thrown for 782 yards in two games, and the team has put up 68 points. The offense has been clicking on all cylinders, and James White has been a nice surprise. On the defensive side of the ball, the club has not given up more than 17 points since week two.
On the other side of the ball, the Steelers will be turning to Landry Jones under center. Ben Roethlisberger has a torn meniscusm and will be out for several weeks. And given the performance of the club last week, having no Big Ben means this is going to be an uphill battle. The defense looked awful against the Dolphins. LeVeon Bell and Antonio Brown are going to have to do some heavy lifting if the team wants any hope of taking down the Pats. With Jones under center, Bell will clearly be the focal point. Given the Patriots are likely to stack the box, he is no given for a big game.
So when all is said and done, this game sets up nicely for the Patriots. Brady and his club are likely looking at another 30 plus point game, while also coming away with another solid victory.
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Line: Patriots -7, O/U: 46
Pick: Patriots and the over
Result: NE 27 – Pit 16, Patriots and the under