Anyone who watched the Patriots and Cowboys game last week knows that you can never count the Patriots offense down for the count. Ever. Even if the score is 20-0 with 5 minutes left in the fourth quarter, or any other ridiculous scenario. You simply cannot underestimate what Tom Brady can do. Ironically, playing to win the game is something that, as we've seen far too often this year, the Steelers can't do. We discussed it on the gameday thread, that once they're up by one score, they go both into prevent defense and prevent offense mode. Prevent defense to prevent the score (which obviously never works), prevent offense to prevent the turnover.
Not saying that it's impossible by any stretch of the imagination. The fact that the Steelers play up to their opponent is something that could very well help them in this game. But, if they want to be competitive with the Patriots, which is something that they've definitely had some trouble with in the past, they need to keep the pedal to the metal, both on offense and on defense, through the entire 60 minutes.