The New England Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in one of the NFL games on Sunday, October 23 start time at 4:25 PM ET, at Heinz Field Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The New England Patriots (5-1) are coming from a 35-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6. Tom Brady completed 29 of 35 passes for 376 yards and three touchdowns. On the ground, Legarrette Blount rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown in 13 attempts while James White added 19 yards in seven carries. In the receiving end, Rob Gronkowski posted 162 yards and a touchdown in seven receptions while Michael Bennet added 48 yards in five catches. White contributed 47 yards and two touchdowns in eight receptions.
Offensively, the Patriots are averaging 24.8 points and 387.2 yards (267.3 in passing and 119.8) per game against the opposing teams. Defensively, the Patriots are yielding 347.0 total yards (255.0 in passing and 92.0 in rushing) per game against the opposing teams.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) are coming from a 30-15 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 6. Ben Roethlisberger completed 19 of 34 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown against two interceptions. On the ground, Darius Heyward-Bay rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown in an attempt while Le’Veon Bell added 53 yards in 10 carries. In the receiving end, Bell posted 55 yards in six receptions while Antonio Brown added 39 yards in four catches. Eli Rogers contributed 35 yards in four receptions.
Offensively, the Steelers are averaging 25.7 points and 371.8 yards (265.5 in passing and 106.3 in rushing) per game. Defensively, the Steelers are yielding 20.5 points and 394.8 total yards (293.7 in passing and 101.2 in rushing) per game against the opposing teams.
The Steelers quarterback Big Ben is ruled out after he underwent surgery on his meniscus Monday after sustaining a knee injury Sunday in Pittsburgh’s loss at Miami.
Patriots vs Steelers game schedule info:
Date: October 23, 2016
Start Time: 4:25 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: CBS
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Odds and Point Spread: +7 Pittsburgh. 46.0 O/U
Prediction: Patriots win against the spread