There are only three teams in the AFC today who have legitimately good starting quarterbacks, which likely means those will be the three teams to watch for the Super Bowl. One of those teams is the Pittsburgh Steelers, and they start playing in about five minutes.
A full-strength Miami Dolphins team might be able to pull this one off, but they’re out starter Ryan Tannehill, and they’ve got to face Pittsburgh on the road. The Steelers can be an odd team, delivering flat efforts at exactly the wrong moment, but they have two of the most dominant offensive weapons in the NFL, a terrific quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger, and enough defense to get by. They’ll likely handle Miami without too much trouble, but hey, that’s why we watch the games.
Here’s what you need to know. Enjoy!
AFC Wild Card Round
What: Miami Dolphins @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
When: Sunday, January 8, 1:05 p.m. EST
SB Nation Sites: The Phinsider | Behind the Steel Curtain