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Tim Benz: Could Patriots’ weaknesses position Steelers for an upset?

Tim Benz
| Thursday, December 13, 2018 5:36 a.m.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12), center, looks down while on the sidelines, during the second half of an NFL football game , Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Dolphins defeated the Patriots 34-33. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

There’s a lot of pessimism about the Steelers and their chances against the Patriots Sunday.

There should be. They just lost to the Raiders, for crying out loud!

But as Christopher Price of the Boston Sports Journal tells us in Thursday’s podcast, things aren’t exactly perfect with the Patriots either these days.

New England is coming off a loss to the Dolphins. The run defense is suspect lately. The play-action game was bumpy in Miami. And there are some concerns about how the Pats’ defense may hold up against the Steelers’ passing game.

Is this all enough to position the Steelers for an upset?

Doubt it. But we can dream, can’t we?

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