The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Patriots AFC Championship Game Preview & More

Season 7, Episode 70 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I us all of it to preview the Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots.

After first going over the injury reports for both teams, David and I talk extensively about what might take place Sunday in Foxboro. We have quite a few stats to throw around in this show and ask each other several questions related to the game.

We mix in some scheme talk concerning Sunday’s game and what all the Steelers defense will need to do to slow down Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

We talk about the Steelers offense and whether or not we’ll see a lot of three wide receiver sets throughout the game.

We end this Friday show by giving you our picks for both games. Once again, one of us is on the Steelers while the other one isn’t.

As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.

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  • srdan

    DT, i like where your head is at. Get their small package on the field

  • Phil Brenneman II

    You guys are a bit too hard on Gilbert. It is not even a question he belongs back there if it is between he and Toussaint. Yes, he blundered on the last one but before that he was 2 for 3. He not only got a return past the 25, but he also took a touchback. Fitz is typically incapable of either of those.

  • srdan

    I got the Steelers this week too. I’m not sure Gillete is a big advantage, and if anything it’s half of Arrowhead is.

    What I hinge my bet on more than anything is that they are missing their leading tackler from the last time we played them who happened to be their most dynamic defensive player. They are missing a top 5 player in the NFL in Gronk. We get back a bunch of talent, and a healthy Shazier and Tuitt. Oh and our QB.

    All week anywhere you look, it’s been about the other 3 QBs. I’m not saying Ben watches that crap, but I’m sure he can feel it. Saying Bell will get his is almost as certain as anything in this game. So playaction vs a front 7 that has less talent than either Miami or KC feels good.

    Oh and I’m going to the game. I’ve been to two AFC championship game wins-jets and ravens. Oh man for that ceremony to be on Massechusetts ground…phew I get chills thinking about it.

  • SteelersDepot

    That was me. lol

  • srdan

    I corrected, sorry brother. I think we take them down this weekend, just like you.

  • Kevin Artis

    I think we just have been tested over the course of the season better than the Patriots. We have faced the Ravens and Bengals twice and I think they are a tougher matchup than the Patriots. And that’s not counting the Chiefs in Arrowhead.

  • Daniel Sauritch

    Rumor that Bell was excused from practice this week because he became a father. Congrats and look out, could be another reason for a big game outta him.

  • Lambert58

    Does anyone know the stat for: the next game after Ben doesn’t throw a TD? I’d like to think he will bounce back with a big 2-3 TD performance.

  • Okay, here is my opinion:

    For us to win this game it’s is more than likely going to come down to four things. (Keep in mind, I’m listing these four things with the hope that the majority of our starters will be ‘flu-free’. Especially our offensive line.)

    1.) SPECIAL TEAMS! We haven’t punted the ball very often in the playoffs so far, but if we have to do so in this matchup, we had better get great coverage or we will be screwed beyond belief. New England has screwed us this way in the past. That’s why I’m putting this as number one.

    2.) Le’Veon Bell must rush for over 100 yards. If we win, I believe Bell will be the main reason. He may or may not have a decent amount of receiving yards in this one, but he must have at least 100 yards rushing. I don’t think New England’s defense will be able to stop him. Antonio Brown may have a play here and there, maybe even a nice long catch or two, but I think for the most part, New England will shut him down. I’m sure they’ve been A.B. or a while now, and the fact that we don’t have another dynamic WR opposite him (Martavis Bryant) will allow them to keep him from having a tremendous game.

    3.) Our younger defense, including James Harrison who has been playing as if he’s still 25, must step up and make plays against Brady. I know it’s hard to do, but we must find a way to get Brady out of rhythm. If they can do that, it just may be an easier game to win than we all had originally thought. Harrison, Dupree, Shazier and company may surprise us all, just as long as flu symptoms don’t play a part in it all.

    4.) Ben can throw a minimum of two interceptions in this one, just as long as if they are far from New England being close to our goal line when he does so. We all know how mediocre Ben has been on the road this season. I see him throwing at least one interception. However, our defense should be able to make up for that. But if Ben throws three interceptions or more, we’ll have no chance. It’ll be game over.

  • Matt Pella

    Man do I love you guys and this podcast. Let’s hope there’s something legendary to talk about next Monday.

  • gentry_gee

    I’m with D. Todd on his prediction. I really want to believe they’ll pull this off but the erratic offense and the poor play from Ben on the road will finally come home to roost. If the Steelers win this game it will have to because the O was on fire and they’re going in cold.

  • Thomas

    My Bold prediction, Big Ben will run in a TD himself 🙂