Steelers vs Patriots Live The Patriots and Steelers will square off for the second time in 2017 and for the fifth time in the postseason, including two previous AFC Championship Games. New England beat Pittsburgh in the 2001 and 2004 AFC Championship Games, both played in Pittsburgh. The Patriots traveled to Pittsburgh on Oct. 23 of this season and pulled out a 27-16 victory.
Patriots vs Steelers: Live, stream, time, AFC championship 2017
The Patriots will play the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night for the right to go to Houston. The winner will win what will be a record ninth AFC Championship and Super Bowl appearance. New England comes into the game following a misleading 18-point win over the Houston Texans while the Pittsburgh needed six field goals and a late 2-point conversion stop to pass the Kansas City Chiefs 18-16.
To help you get ready for Sunday’s game, here what you need to know:
Both teams will take the field Sunday at 6:40 p.m.
Television and Radio Broadcast Information
TELEVISION: This week’s game will be broadcast by CBS and can be seen locally on WBZ-TV Channel 4 in Boston. Jim Nantz will handle play-by-play duties with Phil Simms as the color analyst. Tracy Wolfson will work the sidelines. The game will be produced by Lance Barrow and directed by Mike Arnold.
Overall, this week’s meeting will be 30th matchup. Pittsburgh leads the regular-season series with a 14-11 margin, while New England leads 3-1 in the postseason. The Patriots have won the last three meetings overall with win in the regular season in 2013, 2015 and 2016
The teams played in the AFC Championship Game following the 2001 and 2004 seasons, with the Patriots winning both times en route to Super Bowl titles. The teams played in the divisional playoffs in 1996 and 1997. The Patriots beat Pittsburgh, 28-3, at Foxboro Stadium en route to their Super Bowl XXXI appearance. Pittsburgh beat the Patriots the following season, 7-6, at Three Rivers Stadium.
This week’s game will be Pittsburgh’s NFL-leading 16th AFC Championship game, while New England will appear in its 13th AFC Championship Game.