Oct 27, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley (22) scores a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Dolphins 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers at Patriots: odds, predictions and preview

The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered their latest setback in Week 8, while the New England Patriots were able to charge back in the second half to take down the Miami Dolphins. Now, the Steelers and Patriots collide at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

New England enters the match up as a touchdown favorite, and for good reason.

The Steelers have struggled to consistently put up points, but what’s worse is they have been turning the ball over at will. They will need to change that this weekend against New England.

The good news for the Steelers is that they are facing a wounded Patriots defense, so if they can’t get the ball moving against this defense, there may be no help. Pittsburgh needs to pull off the upset on the road if they want to keep their playoff dreams alive, but we wouldn’t expect too much.

Tom Brady is simply too good against a defense that can’t cause turnovers, so the Patriots should be able to narrowly escape with the win in a sloppy game.

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