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Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots: AFC Championship Open Thread

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS (13-5) AFCCG NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-2)

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Date: 22 January 2017
Location: Foxborough, MA
Time: 5:40 PM Central Stadium: Gillette Stadium
TV: CBS Radio: XM Ch 225 (PIT)/82 (NE)
Sirius Ch 81 (PIT)/82 (NE)
TV Announcers: Jim Nantz
Phil Simms
Know Thy Foes: Behind the Steel Curtain
Pats Pulpit
Weather: 43 degrees, winds from NE at 10 MPH, 20% chance of precip
Line: New England -6, Over/Under 51 (Thanks to the SB Nation Odds page)
Chris' Prediction: Steelers 27, Patriots 24
Final Score: Patriots 36, Steelers 17

The other half of Super Bowl LI will be set here in a few hours, as the AFC Champion will be decided in Foxborough. This game will see the New England Patriots hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers for the right to play in Houston two weeks from today.

Pittsburgh struggled on offense last week against Kansas City, but I wouldn't expect them to struggle in two consecutive weeks. New England has been the NFL's best team for most of this season, as their record indicates. In any case, it should be a pretty fun game to watch.

I'm not sure why I've got the Steelers with the upset in this one, to be honest. . .just a hunch, I suppose.

Enjoy the game, ladies and gentlemen!