The New England Patriots are one win away from their NFL-record ninth Super Bowl appearance, but there’s one large obstacle in their way — the Pittsburgh Steelers.

NESN’s Michaela Vernava, Doug Kyed and Matt Chatham break down every aspect of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game from Gillette Stadium. The gang discusses how the Patriots can keep Tom Brady protected from the Steelers’ pass rush and use their speedy running backs against Pittsburgh’s imposing linebackers. They also dive into the importance of special teams in such a big game — no doubt Bill Belichick would approve — and how crucial mistake-free football is with the stakes so high.

Click the video player above to watch, and check back to NESN.com throughout the game and afterward for complete game coverage.

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