The Patriots will invite the Steelers into Foxboro on Sunday and send them home packing up and they can Facebook live their way home on a cold long flight back to where they come from. That is what happens to teams in the playoffs at Foxboro and this year will be no different. Here’s why.
Lock Bell Up
Lock him up! Belichick has had the Patriots do this for years. He takes your best asset and locks them up and makes them effectively useless. That is what happened when the Patriots played the Steelers earlier in the year. Le’veon Bell had 21 carries for only 81 yards. If Bell has a similar performance the Patriots will win this game and be headed to their 7th Super Bowl.
Dion Lewis is another reason that the Patriots will win Sunday. He is 15-0 in games that he has played in. He has always been a duel threat and after returning a kickoff for a touchdown last Sunday, he is now a triple threat. Lewis’s explosiveness will help them recover from what they lost when Gronkowski was hurt. The Patriots haven’t used him a ton and I feel like they have been waiting for the right time and not show their hand too early. Last week was his coming out party and this week watch Pittsburgh try and contain him.
Pittsburgh’s first match this week was the flu, which won’t help them on Sunday. Add this ontop of having to go on the road, Antonio Brown’s Facebook live distraction, going up against Bill Belichick, who has had more time to prepare than you, and facing the greatest Quarterback of all time. This is too much for an undisciplined Steelers team. They had a good run and a good season after a mediocre start.