The New England Patriots didn’t have much time to reset after their 6-0 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers last week. They’re on the short week, visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.
This is the second year in a row the Patriots and Steelers will meet in Pittsburgh. Last year’s game was a defensive battle, which was decided in large part by a late muffed punt that gave the patriots a 17-14 win.
Early expectations are for this year’s game to be another rock fight. The Patriots come in with the 32nd ranked offense in the league averaging 12.3 points per game, while Pittsburgh isn’t too far ahead of them at 28th averaging an even 16 points per game. Some books have the game total as low as 30 points, which would be the lowest for an NFL game since 1993.
Why is this game expected to go so low? Let’s get into that and more with this week’s What To Watch For…