The New England Patriots will play against the NFC North for the third straight week this Sunday when they travel to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers. The Patriots beat the Browns at Cleveland, 33-16 and then beat Cincinnati last Sunday at Gillette Stadium, 35-17.
This week's game will be the first of two straight road games for New England. Following the Pittsburgh game, the Patriots will travel to face the Buffalo Bills.
Since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994, the Patriots have the best road record in the NFL with a 108-70 mark. The Patriots are 2-0 on the road in 2016 after a 23-21 win at Arizona on Sept. 11 and the 33-16 win at Cleveland on Oct. 9.
BRADY APPROACHING WINS RECORD
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is four wins away from tying Peyton Manning and five wins shy of becoming the winningest quarterback in NFL history.
The Patriots and Steelers will square off for the 29th time overall, including 24 regular season meetings and four postseason meetings, two of which were AFC Championship matchups.
This week's game will be the Patriots' 7th game overall at Heinz Field. The Patriots own a 2-2 regular season record and a 2-0 postseason record at Heinz Field.
The last time the two teams played was in the 2015 Kickoff celebration game as the 2014 defending Super Bowl Champions. The Patriots prevailed, 28-21, at Gillette stadium on Sept. 10, 2015.
New England owns a 3-1 record against the Steelers in the postseason and Pittsburgh holds a 14-10 advantage in the regular season
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.
Overall Record, 13-15
Home Record, 5-4
Gillette Stadium, 4-1
Foxboro Stadium, 1-3
Road Record, 8-11
Heinz Field. 4-2
Three Rivers Stadium, 4-9
Bill Belichick vs. Pittsburgh, 10-9 (8-3 with New England)
Mike Tomlin vs. New England, 2-4
Tom Brady has played against Pittsburgh eight times in the regular-season and twice in the postseason. He owns a 6-2 regular-season record and a 2-0 postseason record after two AFC Championship wins at Pittsburgh following the 2001 and 2004 seasons. Brady is a perfect 4-0 against the Steelers at Gillette Stadium after wins in 2002, 2007,2013 and 2015. He is 4-2 overall in games played at Heinz Field - 2-2 in the regular season and 2-0 in the postseason.
The Patriots are an NFL-best 51-17 in the month of October since the 2000 season. The Patriots are 30-5 at home during that time in October and 21-12 on the road.