Fast Facts: Steelers vs. Patriots

Fast Facts is a weekly series featuring a quick glance at the upcoming Steelers game.


The opening line has the Steelers as a -7.5 point underdog. The over/under is 45.5 points.

Team Records

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) vs. New England Patriots (5-1)

A look at the coaches

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin

  • Overall regular-season record: 96-54 (.640)/10th season
  • Regular-season record with Pittsburgh: 96-54 (.640)/10th season
  • Playoff Record/Years: 6-5/six years

New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick

  • Overall regular-season record: 228-114 (.667)/22nd season
  • Regular-season record with New England: 192-70 (.733)/17th season
  • Playoff Record/Years: 23-10 (.697)/14 years

By The Numbers


The Steelers are tied for second in the NFL with 20 overall touchdowns through Week Six.


WR Sammie Coates leads the NFL with a 22.2 yards per catch average (19-421, minimum 2 receptions per game).


The Steelers rank fi fth in the NFL in 2016 with a 45.9 third down conversion mark (34-of-74).


RB Le’Veon Bell ranks fi fth in the NFL with 440 yards from scrimmage since returning to the field in Week Four.

Steelers-Patriots History

  • Series History: Series began in 1972
  • Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 14-10
  • At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 10-6
  • At New England: Tied, 4-4
  • Neutral Sites: N/A
  • Streak: Patriots won previous two meetings
  • Last Regular-Season Meeting: Sept. 10, 2015, at New England
    New England 28, Pittsburgh 28
  • Postseason Series: Patriots lead, 3-1
  • Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 23, 2005, in Pittsburgh
    New England 41, Pittsburgh 21 – AFC Championship
    (preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)

This week’s game will mark the 25th regular-season meeting between Pittsburgh and New England, with the Steelers holding a 14-10 advantage in the series… Pittsburgh has defeated the Patriots in 10 of their 16 meetings in Pittsburgh, and won the last game at Heinz Field (Oct. 30, 2011: 25-17)… the two teams have met four times in the month of October, all in Pittsburgh, in which the Steelers are 3-1 against the Patriots.

Statistics and game information courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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