Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 11/3/13
Here a few things to keep an eye on Sunday as the 6-2 New England Patriots host the 2-5 Pittsburgh Steelers 4 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. 1. Can the Patriots’ defensive line stop a, shall we say, limited, Steelers running game? This is bad vs. bad as the Patriots have the 31st ranked run defense in the NFL while the Steelers average a measly 68 yards per game on the ground, good for 30th in the league. Tommy Kelly was put on season ending IR Saturday so expect newly signed tackle Isaac Sopoaga, whom the Pats acquired in a trade with the Eagles earlier in the week, to be called on to contribute immediately. 2. Marcus Cannon vs. Lamar Woodley The Patriots’ mammoth right tackle Sebastian Vollmer is also out for the season after suffering a gruesome broken leg in last Sunday’s win over the Miami Dolphins. When fully healthy – which has been something of a rarity in his career – the 6’8”, 320 pound veteran is among the best in the game. His loss will be a tough blow to a line that has alre...
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