How the Pittsburgh Steelers can go all the way and win Super Bowl 51 in Houston 


Today I  look at the reasons why Pittsburgh can beat New England and go on to add to their record six Super Bowl titles.

There are two mouthwatering championship games this weekend and any of the four teams can lay legitimate claim to being the favourites to claim the Super Bowl in just over a fortnight.

You can see all the action from 7.30pm on Sky Sports 1 on Sunday with the second of of the live games seeing the New England Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers as an age-old rivalry is renewed in the AFC Championship game.

Both teams are bidding for a place in their ninth Super Bowl which would be a record and the Steelers head to Gillette Stadium having won their last nine games but knowing they have won just three of the last 13 meetings between the teams – including two AFC Championship matches.

However, here we set out our reasons why Pittsburgh can emerge victorious in Foxborough and remain on track for Super Bowl number seven.
New England Patriots v Pittsburgh Steelers

The Three Bs

A look at the battle of the running backs ahead of Sunday’s AFC Conference Championship match between Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots
I have said five reasons and we could cheat and list the following names on their own – they are that good!

But Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell are heading the same way as the legendary Steel Curtain, the Pittsburgh defence of the 1970s.
To join that Pittsburgh pantheon, the three Bs will need to add silverware to the numbers that will ensure Bill Belichick and the Patriots will be well aware of the threat posed.
The hottest of them all is Bell, who has almost 1,500 scrimmage yards across the Steelers last eight games.
Running back Bell is in sensational form heading to New England
Running back Bell is in sensational form heading to New England

The running-back missed the first three games of the season but is in spectacular form and if, or rather when, he gains more than six yards on Sunday, he will set a franchise record for most post-season rushing yards.

125 yards in the game will take Bell into the all-time top five for an NFL post-season and it’s possible he has 337 yards from his games against the Dolphins and the Chiefs but the third-ranked run defence of the Patriots will be a stiffer test
Roethlisberger is a two-time Super Bowl champion and an almost certain future Hall of Famer. A third ring would see him join Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw, Tom Brady and Troy Aikmen as a winner of three or more Super Bowls.
Running back Bell is in sensational form heading to New England
Running back Bell is in sensational form heading to New England

Time may be running out for Big Ben who has had his injury problems but on his day he is can be the best in his position.

The best in his position is a title that has been bandied around for Brown, and the wide-out owes his team one having been forced to apologise for a storm in a Facebook Live style tea-cup.
Only Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald was targeted more in the regular season while only Green Bay’s Jordy Nelson had more touchdowns from the WR position. In the post-season, he already has two TDs and 232 yards, Brown is a threat and a big-game player who delivers.
For the Steelers to see off the Patriots, all three will have to be on their game and the good news for Pittsburgh fans is they rarely disappoint.

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