Conference Championship Deep Dives

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 23: Linebacker Shea McClellin #58, cornerback Eric Rowe (C) and defensive lineman Jabaal Sheard #93 of the New England Patriots tackle running back Le"Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during a game at Heinz Field on October 23, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Patriots defeated the Steelers 27-16. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

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This week’s Look Ahead show:

• Steelers at Patriots: How do the Pats counter Le’Veon Bell? New England faces its toughest QB test of the year. Brady vs. Pittsburgh’s green D — 1:55

• Packers at Falcons: Falcons young secondary vs. red-hot Aaron Rodgers and a banged-up receiving corps. Packers have a ground game this time around. Why the Packers D might have an edge vs. the run, and why it might not even matter — 12:56

• The Mailbag: Why didn’t the Broncos hire Kyle Shanahan? How do Anthony Lynn and Ken Whisenhunt fit together for the Chargers? Why did the Cowboys spike the ball on first down on Sunday? Why do teams play “Superman” coverage on a star receiver? — 26:46

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