Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on a bit of a roll in the past three games, with a Tom Brady-like eight touchdown passes.
Sunday, he'll get another opportunity to go head to head with the real thing when Brady and the Patriots come to Heinz Field.
This has been a traditionally tough matchup for the Steelers due to Brady's ability to pick apart zone defenses.
And that has led to Brady compiling a 6-1 record against the Steelers.
But Roethlisberger has had some success against New England's defense as well. He owns a 2-3 mark against the Patriots, though one of those wins came against Matt Cassell.
These Steelers are better suited to match up against New England in a point-for-point battle.
The Steelers showed some of that in 2010 when they rallied against New England before dropping a 39-26 decision, with the big difference being an interception and touchdown in the middle of the fourth quarter by the Patriots.
The Pittsburgh receivers are a year older and wiser, which will make a difference, but it likely won't be enough.
Brady gets into these kind of shootouts on a weekly basis, while the Steelers still have to get comfortable doing so.
New England is a three-point favorite and I think the Patriots will win, but they won't cover.
Take New England, 33-31.
© The Steelers on Saturday released defensive lineman Corbin Bryant and signed linebacker Mortty Ivy off their practice squad.
Bryant will likely be re-signed to the practice squad after he clears waivers.
The activation of Ivy is a sign that the Steelers aren't all too sure about the status of James Farrior, who is questionable to play Sunday with a calf injury.