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Steelers vs. Patriots Prediction Preview, Spread, Channel

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Sunday, January 22, the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) take on the New England Patriots (14-2). The game will be played at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. Read on for our Steelers vs. Patriots prediction and preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its FPI rating, New England wins the match-up between the two teams 75.3 percent of the time. The spread also suggests that the Patriots are favored to win the contest.

Spread: Patriots -6

Game Time: 6:40 p.m. ET

Channel: CBS

Steelers vs. Patriots preview:

The Steelers dispatched the Chiefs last week, in an ugly, unwatchable 18-16 snoozefest. They'll need touchdowns this week against a potent New England offense, and they have the squad to do it. Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell both had excellent games last week, but were simply unable to find the end zone. I don't expect the same touchdown-less performance from the Steelers two weeks in a row. On the other side of the ball, the suspect Steelers secondary will get all they can handle from Tom Brady. If they can hold on for four quarters, the offense should be able to produce enough points to get the win.

The Patriots find themselves in some familiar territory—their sixth straight conference championship. The Patriots breezed by the Texans last week, 34-16, despite Brady having a less-than-stellar performance. He'll look to rebound with a dominant game against a weak Steelers defense. I could see him carving up the secondary for 300 yards and four touchdowns.

Steelers vs. Patriots prediction:

The Steelers take this one. The Patriots are solid on both sides of the ball, but if Brady has an off game like he did last week, it opens the door for a Pittsburgh victory. I think they do just enough to disrupt Brady, and punch their ticket to the Super Bowl.

Steelers 27, Patriots 24