The biggest game of Week 15 in the National Football League features the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers. This game features the best two records in the AFC, and the winner will hold home field advantage with just two weeks to go in the regular season. The Patriots are 10-3 on the season, but coming off a loss on the road at the Miami Dolphins.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 11-2 on the season, and have already won the AFC North. The Steelers have won 8 straight games, and are 5-1 when playing at home. The Steelers won a huge game last week at home over the Baltimore Ravens. The New England Patriots -3 over the Pittsburgh Steelers as part of the National Football League action on Saturday night.
Patriots Looking to Bounce Back
The New England Patriots have the second best point differential in all of the AFC, behind the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Patriots have scored 368 points and allowed 250. New England’s three losses this season came in Opening Week to Kansas City, Week 4 at home to the Carolina Panthers, then of course last week against the Miami Dolphins.
The Patriots were without tight end Rob Gronkowski in the loss last week. Gronkowski is the second leading receiver for the Patriots behind Brandin Cooks. Cooks leads the team with 924 yards and 5 touchdowns on the season. New England is the top passing team in all of the National Football League with just shy of 290 yards per game via the air.
Steelers Looking to Carry Momentum
The momentum is clearly on the Pittsburgh Steelers side. The Steelers have won 8 straight games, with their most recent loss in Week 5 to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The other loss for Pittsburgh was on the road at the Chicago Bears. The Steelers have scored 320 points this season, and allowed teams to score 251.
Pittsburgh’s killer B’s are on fire. Ben Roethlisberger is approaching 4,000 passing yards on the season. The quarterback has 24 passing touchdowns this season as well. Antonio Brown leads the league with more than 1,500 receiving yards, and Le’Veon Bell has 1,105 yards and 7 touchdowns this season on the ground.
Patriots Win on the Road
The New England Patriots have been battled tested over the years, and this is the type of game that Brady and Belichick come away with a win. Mike Tomlin’s team definitely cannot fall behind like they have the last two weeks. New England will not let them back in the game if they do so. The Patriots are going to win this game on the road, and take over the top spot in the AFC. Bet on the New England Patriots -3 over the Pittsburgh Steelers in National Football League action.