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Everything you need to know about Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between New England and Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Steelers v New England Patriots Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

The New England Patriots (15-2) make their sixth consecutive AFC Conference Championship game appearance Sunday, this time playing host to the Pittsburgh Steelers (13-5). The Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era has brought four Super Bowl titles back to Foxboro since 2001. Game time is 6:40 p.m. ET on CBS.

Ben Roethlisberger is no stranger to the big stage, either — this Sunday’s game will be the fifth time he’s led Pittsburgh to the AFC Conference Championship.

A public war of words broke out between the two teams earlier in the week, kicked off by Antonio Brown’s ill-advised Facebook Live post after Pittsburgh defeated the Kansas City Chiefs.

Brown’s video caught coach Mike Tomlin ripping the Patriots, which prompted a response from New England wide receiver Julian Edelman, which prompted another rebuttal from Roethlisberger. These franchises have legitimate heat; one can only hope the game is as good as the buildup has been.

Use this as your open thread for the game.

Game Details

Game Time: 6:40 p.m. ET

TV: CBS

Live stream: NFL mobile app

Odds: Patriots -4.5

Patriots blog: Pats Pulpit

Broncos blog: Behind the Steel Curtain

Last meeting: Patriots 27, Steelers 16

Injury Report

Patriots

  • Danny Amendola (ankle), questionable
  • Martellus Bennett (knee), questionable
  • Brandon Bolden (knee), questionable
  • Dont’a Hightower (shoulder), questionable
  • Chris Hogan (thigh), questionable
  • Malcolm Mitchell (knee), questionable
  • Jabaal Sheard (knee), questionable

Steelers

  • Ladarius Green (concussion/illness), questionable
  • James Harrison (shoulder/triceps), questionable
  • Fitzgerald Toussaint (conucssion), questionable