2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
11-5, 1st in AFC North
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Get up2date with conference championship preparations (1:54)
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SVP picks his conference championship winners (1:45)
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Barnwell previews championship Sunday (3:17)
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Woody doesn't believe Pats view Steelers as their equals (0:58)
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Freddie and Fitz: Westbrook not starting ASG

Freddie and Fitz react to Russell Westbrook not being among the All-Star starters. Steelers safety Mike Mitchell joins to preview Steelers/Patriots. Also Jay Rood of MGM Grand

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The contrasting styles of the final four NFL coaches (1:28)
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The Steel Curtain is rising

During their nine-game winning streak, the Steelers have allowed just 16.6 points per game and are plus-seven in turnovers. Pittsburgh leads the NFL in sacks (31) and is tied for the lead in takeaways (18) since Week 11. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell missed Thursday's practice. Excuses for personal reasons. Coach Mike Tomlin said it won't affect his AFC Championship prep.

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Battle of the geezers in Foxborough

At 38, James Harrison is the oldest player in the NFL to take a defensive snap this season. The man he'll try to sack on Sunday, Tom Brady, is the oldest (39) to take an offensive snap. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Another pass-rusher for Pittsburgh?

The Steelers have invested a lot in edge rushers in recent years, and they could do so again with Jarvis Jones and James Harrison set to be free agents. Mel Kiper Jr. has a good option at No. 30. Mock 1.0 (Insider)

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ViewFromVegas of NFC and AFC Championship Games (as of noon ET Thursday): Atlanta is still mostly a 4.5-point home favorite despite Green Bay getting most of the public support (Boyd Gaming has joined the South Point and William Hill books at -5, which is the most common line offshore). The over/under is a steady 61 points in Vegas. New England is a 6-point home favorite over Pittsburgh at all 13 Vegas books on the Don Best odds screen (the only variance from the standard -110 vig on each team is the MGM, which is dealing Patriots -6 EVEN/Steelers +6 -120. The over/under is still mostly 51 in Vegas (the Wynn and Treasure Island remain the lone exceptions at 50.5.

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Le'Veon Bell setting the bar awfully high

In his first career postseason outing, Bell eclipsed Franco Harris' 42-year-old franchise record for rushing yards in a playoff game. A week later, he topped his own mark against the Chiefs. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Steelers-Pats could come down to Brown-Butler showdown (0:33)
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Steelers, Pats as decorated as they come

Sunday will mark Pittsburgh's NFL-record 16th conference championship appearance. New England isn't too far behind, making its 13th appearance, 11 of which have come under Bill Belichick. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Roethlisberger bracing for hostile environment (0:22)
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How to bet Pittsburgh-New England

Where does the betting value lie for Steelers-Patriots? ESPN Chalk experts provide against-the-spread, over/under and prop bet advice on every game.

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Should Roethlisberger have responded to Edelman? (1:50)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger said he's feeling healthy this time of year, largely because of a Steelers offensive line that wants to 'maul people.'

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Both Steelers and Patriots have skeletons in their closets (1:57)

Team Stats

Passing Yards262.6Tied-5th
Rushing Yards110.014th
Points For24.811th
Points Against20.410th

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