The New England Patriots visit their AFC rival Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA on Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Patriots (6-2) are 2-2 on the road and 5-2 in the conference. The Steelers (6-2) are 2-1 at home and 4-1 against the AFC.
As of Wednesday the line on the game from Yahoo! Sports is Patriots plus 5. The over/under is 45.
My prediction is Steelers 24, Patriots, 14. Give the points (Steelers) and take the under. I am 4-3-1 against the spread and 5 for 8 on calling the over/under in 2010.
Tickets to the game, if available, may be purchased through Ticketmaster. You can check the availability here.
Getting To The Game
If you're lucky enough to be going to the game in Pittsburgh make sure you check out the links.
Here is the up to date weather forecast for the game from weather.com.
Click for all the game day information including stadium directions and parking, stadium information, parking map and a Heinz Field seating chart.
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NBC is televising the game to a national audience. Al Michaels will call the play-by-play while Cris Collinsworth will provide the analysis. There is no Direct TV channel assignment for the game.
The Patriots Radio Network broadcasts the game from flagship station WBZ-FM, 98.5 the Sports Hub in Boston. Gil Santos handles the play-by-play and former Patriot Gino Cappelletti does the color. It all starts with Gary Tanguay, Scott Zolak and Andy Gresh and the pregame show at 10 a.m. along the network. The post game starts after the final gun and continues for three hours.
If you are outside of the broadcast area of the stations on the Patriots Radio Network you can purchase NFL Field Pass which allows you to listen to any NFL game live. You can also pick which teams broadcasters you want to listen to.
All NFL games are also available on Sirius Satellite Radio. The Patriots Radio Network call is available on Channel 125, the Steelers Radio Network has Bill Hillgrove calling the game while former Steelers player Tunch Ilkin provides the game analysis with Craig Wolfley doing the sideline reporting. Their call is available on Channel 126. Since the satellite merger XM Satellite Radio also carries all the NFL games and in most cases has just the radio call of the home team. You can catch the Patriots radio call of game on XM Channel 102 and the Steelers call on XM Channel 103.
Westwood One will also provide national coverage on the airwaves with Dave Simms and James Lofton calling the game. You an hear their call on Sirius Channel 124 or XM Channel 104 as well.
Patriots All-Access features behind the scenes looks, interviews and breakdowns with head coach Bill Belichick and in-depth features on the team. It's hosted by Steve Burton of WBZ-TV (Boston) and airs weekly in most New England television markets.
Boston - TV 38 and Providence - WNAC Friday at 7p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m.; Manchester - WMUR Saturday at midnight; WMTW in Portland Saturday at 5 a.m.; WCTX - Hartford Saturday at 5 p.m.; WFXQ - Springfield Saturday at 7 p.m. and Bangor - WVII Sunday at 11 a.m.
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