The Pittsburgh Steelers head to Foxboro on Sunday in a position that is rather unfamiliar to them — the basement.
The Steelers are in last place in the AFC North sitting at 2-5, and the Patriots are 6-2, despite having an offense that uncharacteristically ranks 18th in football with 330 yards per game.
In the quest to topple the first-place Pats, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on the verge of hitting a few career milestones. Big Ben is one passing touchdown shy of joining Terry Bradshaw as the only Steelers to throw at least 200, and notching one in the W column would make Roethlisberger the fifth-fastest QB to reach 90 regular-season wins as a starter.
Roethlisberger passing to wide receiver Antonio Brown has been a common occurrence this season, and it helps that Brown leads the league with 56 receptions.
And on the defensive side of the ball, the Steelers have veteran Troy Polamalu, who is one of the most instinctive players in the game. Through seven games, he’s credited with 26 tackles, one sack and an interception. It might seem like a lopsided matchup. but on Sunday, it’s anyone’s game. Who do you think the Patriots should focus their attention on the most? Voice your opinion in the poll below.