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PITTSBURGH  The Fresh England Patriots sailed during the NFL period with a 14-2 heritage, securing the greatest seed inside of the AFC playoffs and it would feel, centered upon distinct projections in opposition to coastline in direction of coastline, a guide way in the direction of the Tremendous Bowl. The Pittsburgh Steelers, occasionally missed given that of a midseason 4-activity wasting streak, are accomplishing their most straightforward towards interject on their own into the Tremendous Bowl communication. And the route they're participating in  with an offense that is made up of several techniques in direction of order the ball into the stop zone and a safety that is acquiring turnovers and havoc with relentless worry  implies that a Fresh England progress in direction of the Feb. 5 Tremendous Bowl within just Houston is much versus sure. The Steelers extending their successful streak in the direction of 8 Sunday, overcoming up upon the Miami Dolphins 30-12 inside of an AFC wild-card activity toward progress in the direction of up coming Sunday's AFC divisional match at Kansas Town, a staff they combat 43-14 former. Although it was simply the Steelers' instant playoff get considering that they shed towards the Dallas Cowboys within just the 2010 Tremendous Bowl, there are several factors in the direction of feel this staff members is in a position in the direction of crank out the franchise's 9th getaway in the direction of a Tremendous Bowl, even if their playoff way operates during Foxborough, Mass. Very first, the explosive offensive trio of Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, as well as function-clearing centre Maurkice Pouncey, are taking part in with each other for the initially year within the postseason. Moment, the Steelers are balanced than they've at any time been within the playoffs underneath train Mike Tomlin. A calendar year in the past, Brown and Bell have been hurt and out for a divisional playoff reduction at eventual Tremendous Bowl winner Denver. 3rd, the Steelers very own the form of offensive and defensive harmony they previous experienced inside the postseason although successful the Tremendous Bowl all through the 2008 year. "It was attention-grabbing," Brown explained of all the Steelers' major offensive regulars enjoying with each other. "Yourself acquired a appear of it currently. We're thrilled towards maintain it going and preserve it rolling." As they walked off the sector, teach Mike Tomlin grabbed Brown and mentioned, "Enterprise is booming!" And there's this The Steelers aren't heading toward be intimidated actively playing the Patriots. Pittsburgh misplaced at residence towards Fresh new England 27-16 upon October 23, nevertheless Roethlisberger was hurt and out for that sport. Backup Landry Jones performed quarterback. And the Steelers are a a lot much better workers, the natural way, with Roethlisberger working an offense led Sunday via 2 heritage-surroundings gamers. Brown turned simply the fourth NFL recipient in the direction of capture 2 touchdown passes of 50 yards or extended inside of the postseason, and he did it within just the initial quarter. And Bell's 167 yards speeding had been a workers playoff background, breaking Franco Harris' 42-calendar year-previous history of 159 yards. "We experienced the significant 3 rolling," Tomlin reported. And the protection was Metallic Curtain-including, with 5 sacks, 2 fumbles compelled, an interception and 9 quarterback pressures. "It was not possible highest of the working day," Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore claimed. The Steelers incorporate proved in the course of their successful streak that they're proficient of producing it unachievable upon greatest any employees they perform All those times. "We're energized for subsequent 7 days," Brown explained. The direction they're participating in, up coming 7 days may well not be the last 7 days of this Steelers time. "We believe we can be much better," Roethlisberger mentioned. " was a very little little bit of a untrue certain considering the fact that we went down and scored the very first 3 sequence, and we have been executing wonderful considerably what we ideal towards. ... We experienced some tiny elements once that. "I mentioned just before, the 'My bads' are constantly not superior Oneself customarily can't proper the 'My bads.' On your own can't comprise them. The instant fifty percent we experienced a minor much too a lot of that." Nevertheless the Steelers have been route as well considerably for the Dolphins just before that. And there was rather very little undesirable through a working day that indicates this is a rather, amazingly Great Steelers personnel.