The Pittsburgh Steelers are headed to the Super Bowl. Here’s why

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In his conversation with Colin Cowherd, Jason McIntyre reveals why he believes Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers are headed to the Super Bowl from the AFC instead of Tom Brady's New England Patriots.

- The Pittsburgh Steelers are the team to beat in the AFC. And I don't want to hear about the Colts game last week. Tomlin, historically, coming out of a buy has been very bad. 0-3 coming in. And they didn't show up in the first half against the Colts. But if you look at the metrics, their defense vastly improved.

- Yes.

- And they get the Patriots at home in December. They win that game, they're going to have home field advantage. And here's where it gets fun. Tom Brady-- do you know what his post-season record on the road is in the playoffs?

- Uh, the all time? No.

- Three and four. Under 500 on the road in the playoffs. Tom Brady has not won a playoff road game in a decade.

- Is that right?

- Look at the numbers. A decade. 2007 his last road playoff win. If the Patriots don't get it. And remember, no Edelman. They are, I believe, 32nd in the league against the rush average, giving them five yards to carry. You're telling me Le'Veon Bell isn't going to destroy that Patriots defense in the postseason?

- It is funny. They play a lot of home games, So Brady is 17 and 3--

- --at home in the playoffs. Sees the lights out, right?

- And three and four. I wonder how many of those losses are to Denver?

- Well, they're two of them to Peyton Manning. And I believe the other road playoff-- all three are to Peyton Manning, actually. Indianapolis was the other one.

- Yeah.

- So again, I'm not saying Brady struggles on the road in the playoffs.

- But he's not the same.

- Small sample size. But again, look at that-- and the defense. I mean, we've established that the Alabama Crimson Tide are injured badly on defense, and they're hurting, and they're limping, and I think they're susceptible. Nobody's saying it, Colin, but I'm telling you, New England, defensively, is very vulnerable right now. Dant'a Hightower's out. They can't stop the run.

You give a heavy dose of Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown on the outside. I believe, remember, Tomlin gets them up for big games. Go back to that Kansas City Chiefs game. The Chiefs were undefeated. They went in there, ran Le'Veon Bell. Just trucked that Chief's defense all afternoon and won. I believe the Steelers are going to the Super Bowl from the AFC.