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Whenever the Patriots and Steelers play, it is a dogfight and it will be no different when Week 8 rolls around.
The teams battled it out last season at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, where the Patriots came out on top, 36-29.
The battle returns to Heinz Field for the 2011 matchup but don't expect each team to pass for over 300 yards like in 2010.
Both teams have a better established running attack now.
Rashard Mendenhall has more experience now and is ready to take on more of a load and the combination of BenJarvis Green-Ellis, Danny Woodhead and the two rookies, Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen, make for a potent rushing attack for the Patriots.
Tom Brady is 5-1 against the Steelers, including the playoffs, in his career but this game will be won in the trenches.
The team that wins the battle of the trenches should come out on top.