Steelers' Mike Tomlin already anticipates 'fireworks' vs. Patriots

Mike Tomlin

Mike Tomlin

In an interview with NBC's Tony Dungy (which aired during Sunday Night Football), Tomlin acknowledged the "elephant in the room", discussing the December 17 game against the AFC rival Patriots. "If you're concerned (about the Steelers) it's because of the particulars". You don't just go to Lambeau and win. "Man, that's going to be a big game. Then what happens in the first is going to set up the second one, which is going to determine the location of the second one".

On the Steelers' official website, Tomlin stood by his comments. "I know those guys are going to want to get after us and try to ruin our Christmas".

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"(Dungy) asked for non-coach speak, so I was having a conversation with an old friend", Tomlin said. "Everybody in America knows that's a big game".

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The difference is that you just don't often hear National Football League coaches say such things in the middle of a season. "I mean they want to ruin our playoff chances". "They didn't like the fact we were running it right at them", Whitworth says. Despite New England being their biggest remaining game, they'll likely need to win out in order to keep homefield advantage in the postseason.

This is why when Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke about the injuries to linebacker Ryan Shazier and safety Mike Mitchell, it was a pretty big deal. What you learned was, 'oh, just like we thought in the beginning of the season, when New England was the odds on favorite against the universe to win the Super Bowl, ' most people thought, 'OK New England is going to beat Pittsburgh again in the AFC Championship Game.' And we still think that.

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